Jurgen Klopp’s line-up for Liverpool’s first game of the Premier League season has been revealed, and Darwin Nunez does not start against Fulham.
Klopp has opted for Roberto Firmino as a false nine, with Mohamed Salah and Luis Diaz either side of him – leaving Nunez on the bench, who will likely come on later in the game.
Liverpool XI to face Fulham: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Matip, Robertson; Thiago, Henderson, Fabinho; Salah, Firmino, Diaz
Substitutes: Adrian, Gomez, Milner, Elliott, Nunez, Carvalho, Bajcetic, Van Den Bergh, Chambers
Even Klopp knows Nunez is not ready yet, and needs protection. EPL is brutal when you don’t perform in your first 5 games of the season – even worse when you’re a big money signing.
— ʙᴏʀᴛᴇʏ🇬🇭 (@joelbortey) August 6, 2022
I loved Mane but in a way him leaving allowed us to refresh the team and go in a new direction.
Starting Firmino again just feels a bit stale to me. Feel you let Nunez start, especially after last week.
— Laurie (@LFCLaurie) August 6, 2022
Liverpool vs Fulham kicks-off at 12.30pm on BT Sport 1, as Jurgen Klopp’s Reds look to snatch the Premier League title back from Manchester City after two seasons of hurt.
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