Liverpool Unchanged for Season Opener Against Bournemouth: Salah, Diaz, and Jota Lead Attack
Jurgen Klopp has made no changes to his Liverpool starting XI for the season opener against Bournemouth at Anfield.
The Reds return to Anfield for the first time since May, taking on a Bournemouth team led by new manager Andoni Iraola this afternoon.
Wataru Endo was named on the bench for today’s game after receiving his work permit in time.
Alisson returns to the starting lineup, this time flanked by Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ibrahima Konate, Virgil van Dijk, and Andy Robertson.
With Endo out of the lineup and Curtis Jones injured, Alexis Mac Allister will fill in at No. 6.
In a box midfield, Mac Allister will be joined once again by Dominik Szoboszlai and Cody Gakpo.
Mohamed Salah, Luis Diaz, and Diogo Jota remain in the starting lineup.
Along with Liverpool’s new No. 3, Stefan Bajcetic has returned to the squad as a substitute.
Darwin Nunez, Harvey Elliott, and Ben Doak are also on the bench for a game that finished in a record-breaking 9-0 triumph last year.
Meanwhile, Iraola has made one change to his Bournemouth lineup, with Antoine Semenyo taking over in attack for David Brooks.
Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson; Mac Allister, Szoboszlai, Gakpo; Salah, Diaz, Jota; Salah, Diaz, Jota
Kelleher, Gomez, Matip, Tsimikas, Endo, Bajcetic, Elliott, Nunez, Doak are the subs.
Neto, Aarons, Zabarnyi, Senesi, Kerkez; Rothwell, Billing; Semenyo, Christie, Anthony; Solanke, Bournemouth
Radu, Mepham, Hill, Kelly, Kilkenny, Brooks, Kluivert, Traore, Moore are the substitutes.