Liverpool has the luxurious chance of stepping into their final UEFA Champions League group D game after facing the Danish champions Midtjylland on Wednesday evening, who are guaranteed to finish at the bottom, regardless of the results of matchday six.
Liverpool, in particular, has been facing many odds because of the delayed start of the season, adding on to condensed fixtures in the Premier League, leading to continuous injuries to the key players.
But, manager Jurgen Klopp’s strict monitoring helped them to remain at the top despite all these issues, chasing Tottenham Hotspur.
Midtjylland vs Liverpool: Preview
The team is already assured to top the Group-D after the AFC Ajax 1-0 win, a major winning profile necessary to lead the Premier League points table.
Last week, the Reds beat Ajax at the very familiar Anfield, thanks to a goal from Curtis Jones, added with Atlanta’s 1-1 draw against Midtjylland, which took them to the top in Group D.
The English giants are in impressive form, with many changes lined up to startle the final game under Group-D.
In the reverse fixture at Anfield, the Danish side lost by 2-0, with goals from Mohamed Salah and Diogo Jota. Manager Brian Friske knows that they enter this fixture with nothing to lose so they can hope at least a point form on Wednesday.
Midtjylland are in great form in the domestic league and could salvage something in their last Champions League fixture of this season.
Liverpool form: W-W-D-L-W
Midtjylland form: W-D-D-L-W
Midtjylland vs Liverpool: Team News
Midtjylland have no known cases of injury concerns to happen ahead of Wednesday’s game.
Klopp could decide to make extensive changes for this match considering Liverpool’s recent relentless schedule, injury problems, and the upcoming festive period, giving an opportunity for edging players, resting his stars.
Diogo Jota was left behind of the starting XI for Sunday’s win over Wolverhampton Wanderers, as the summer signing starts on Wednesday night, having netted one of his four Champions League goals this season in the reverse fixture.
Liverpool’s injury crisis has eased after the return of Naby Keita and Trent Alexander Arnold as substitutes in the 4-0 Premier League win over Wolves on Sunday evening.
That includes all of the famed front three, Mohammed Salah, Roberto Firmino, and Sadio Mane. After their starring performances at the weekend against the Wolves, Andrew Robertson and Georginio Wijnaldum are expected to rest.
The special attention of Jordan Henderson, Curtis Jones, and Caoimhin Kelleher could keep their places from the weekend, with the latter looking to become the first Liverpool goalkeeper to keep clean sheets in his first two Champions League starts for the club.
Midtjylland Predicted XI (4-3-3): Jesper Hansen; Dion Cools, Erik Sviatchenko, Alexander Scholz, Paulinho; Mikael Anderson, Pione Sisto, Frank Onyeka; Anders Dreyer, Sony Kaba, Awer Mabil
Liverpool Predicted XI (4-3-3): Caoimhin Kelleher; Trent Alexander-Arnold, Rhys Williams, Billy Koumetio, Kostas Tsimikas; Leighton Clarkson, Jake Cain, Naby Keita; Diogo Jota, Divock Origi, Takumi Minamino
With Liverpool ready to set to field with a heavily changed line-up, Midtjylland can turn over, with fancy chances to pick up a point.
We are predicting a shocker draw in this final group clash in Group-D as the Reds are in their normalized form, halting their key stars crucial for the defensive department.
Prediction: Midtjylland 1-1 Liverpool
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