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How Liverpool could line up against Arsenal as Jurgen Klopp faces major injury concerns

Jurgen Klopp is expected to pick a strong team as Liverpool take on Arsenal’s in today’s Community Shield.

Premier League champions Liverpool take on the FA Cup winners at Wembley with the start of the new season just two weeks away.

And Klopp is expected to go as strong as he can with a number of players set to miss the clash due to injury.

The boss confirmed that Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joel Matip, Xherdan Shaqiri, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Harry Wilson are all unlikely to feature against the Gunners.

Jordan Henderson will also miss out as he continues to step up his recovery from a knee injury sustained against Brighton.

Virgil van Dijk, who suffered a nasty gash in the pre-season meeting with RB Salzburg in Austria earlier this week, is expected to be fit.

“All the boys which were not involved so far or got slight knocks in pre-season will not be available for tomorrow, but [are] getting closer, really closer, closer and closer so hopefully the majority of them can start training completely normal after the Arsenal game, but this game is now a bit too early for them. Maybe one or two [will be] involved in the squad, we have to see,” Klopp said.

How Liverpool could line up against Arsenal
How Liverpool could line up against Arsenal

“That’s it pretty much. Hendo and Joel [Matip] looking really good, on a good way. Ox, early stages but good. Shaq, good. Trent, very close, we have to make a decision about tomorrow. Harry [Wilson] looks good.”

Rhian Brewster is set to be involved in some capacity following his impressive three-goal haul in pre-season.

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Takumi Minamino, James Milner, Curtis Jones and Harvey Elliott are also expected to make their way onto the pitch off the bench.

Though Divock Origi is unlikely to be involved due to an apparent injury.

Predicted Liverpool line-up vs Arsenal (4-3-3): Alisson; Williams, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson; Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Keita; Salah, Firmino, Mane.

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