Liverpool predicted starting XI v Bournemouth

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Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has some decisions to make ahead of the visit of Bournemouth - but they were made easier by Philippe Coutinho's late strike against Stoke City last weekend.

The Brazilian's effort means the Reds come into this fixture with three points to their name rather than one and it was a result built on defensive stability at the Britannia Stadium.

Simon Mignolet now appears to epitomise that after being dropped midway through last season, and the Belgian is the easiest choice for Rodgers to make on Monday night.


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In defence, there is little need to change last weekend's winning formula, with Nathaniel Clyne and Joe Gomez impressing in the full-back positions. Dejan Lovren also got the nod ahead of Mamadou Sakho and deserves another start alongside Martin Skrtel.

Jordan Henderson will continue to skipper the side from a holding midfield position alongside James Milner, allowing a creative three to play in a more advanced role as part of a 4-2-3-1 formation that appears to suit the Reds.

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Coutinho looks certain to start after his winner last weekend, and whilst Roberto Firmino is pushing for a place in the XI after his hat-trick in a behind-closed-doors friendly last week, he can expect to be on the bench once again. Danny Ings could also make his debut, but Adam Lallana and Jordan Ibe are the likely starters.

Christian Benteke will be eager to get off the mark for Liverpool and has a great opportunity to do so against Eddie Howe's side, with compatriot Divock Origi hoping for an opportunity to come off the bench and show what he can do at Anfield.

Liverpool predicted starting XI v Bournemouth:

Mignolet; Clyne, Skrtel, Lovren, Gomez; Henderson, Milner; Lallana, Coutinho, Ibe; Benteke.


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