How Liverpool line up against Bournemouth today

A 2-1 defeat to Manchester United sets up this return to Anfield as a must-win for the Reds, who have a measly two points from their three opening Premier League games.

Fabinho was fit enough for the bench on Monday night and the Brazilian anchor man provides Klopp with a much-needed boost to start this game, although the positives end there.

Ibrahima Konate (knee) and Joel Matip (groin) are unavailable, as well as Caoimhin Kelleher and Calvin Ramsay, leading to Joe Gomez continuing at centre-back alongside Virgil van Dijk.

Naby Keita joins Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (hamstring), Thiago Alcantara (thigh) and Curtis Jones (calf) on the midfield’s absentee list.

In attack, Diogo Jota is nearing a return from a thigh problem but this game comes too soon for the Portuguese forward. Darwin Nunez serves the second of a three-game suspension.

“This weekend, probably not, but after that Joel, Curtis, Thiago is not too far away, Diogo is getting closer, Caoimhin will be in training early next week as well,” Klopp said on Friday.

“I don’t think anybody will be ready for tomorrow.”

Liverpool XI: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Elliott; Salah, Firmino, Diaz.

Subs: Milner, Adrian, Tsimikas, Carvalho, Bobby Clark, Bajcetic, Phillips, Van den Berg, Davies.

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