Liverpool will be looking to extend their unbeaten run in the Premier League on Saturday when they host Cardiff City at Anfield, fresh off the back of a 4-0 victory over Red Star Belgrade in the Champions League.
Cardiff registered their first win of the season with a 4-2 defeat of Fulham in their most recent top-flight outing, ending a miserable run of form that included five straight losses.
Mohamed Salah managed to end his scoring ‘drought’ with his goals against Huddersfield and Red Star, with fellow forwards Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane also getting off the mark midweek.
||Liverpool vs Cardiff
||Saturday, October 27
||3pm BST / 10am EST
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Squads & Team News
||Alisson, Mignolet, Grabara
||Clyne, Van Dijk, Lovren, Gomez, Moreno, Robertson, Matip, Alexander-Arnold
||Fabinho, Keita, Milner, Wijnaldum, Henderson, Lallana, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Markovic, Jones, Shaqiri
||Firmino, Mane, Salah, Sturridge, Origi, Brewster, Solanke
Sadio Mane sustained a hand injury on duty with Senegal during the international break but returned in the Champions League win against Red Star Belgrade, scoring a goal in the 4-0 win.
Midfielders Naby Keita and Jordan Henderson are both doubts after missing out on the European clash, while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is still sidelined with a long-term injury recovery.
Potential Liverpool XI: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Gomez, Robertson; Wijnaldum, Milner, Shaqiri; Salah, Mane, Firmino.
||Manga, Morrison, Bamba, Bennett, Richards, Cunningham
||Gunnarsson, Arter, Camarasa, Harris, Damour
||Hoilett, Murphy, Paterson, Zohore, Reid
Neil Warnock will be without the likes of Nathaniel Mendez-Laing, Lee Peltier and Danny Ward when his side travel to Merseyside.
Joe Ralls will be unavailable as he is serving the second of a three-game suspension after receiving a red card in the 1-0 defeat to Tottenham at Wembley earlier in the month, while Gary Madine could return to the squad after missing the previous fixture due to illness.
Potential Cardiff XI: Etheridge; Manga, Morrison, Bamba, Bennett; Gunnarsson, Arter, Camarasa; Hoilett, Murphy, Paterson.
Betting & Match Odds
Liverpool are priced at odds of 1/10 to win according to bet 365 , while a draw is available at 8/1. A win for Cardiff is priced at 20/1.
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Liverpool ended a four-game winless run with victories over Huddersfield and Red Star Belgrade, with Egypt international Salah marking a half a century of goals scored for the Anfield side against the Serbian team on Wednesday.
The 26-year-old has struggled to hit the heights of last season’s scoring exploits but has since seemed to return to form, having scored three goals in his previous two fixtures for Liverpool, and he will be on the goal trail again against defensively-fragile Cardiff.
Klopp waved away queries over Salah’s muted celebrations against Red Star, stating that the forward was merely tired of constant talk about his form.
“He is completely fine,” the German told reporters . “Really. If he is not celebrating, I don’t know if he is maybe a bit annoyed about getting asked about it [his scoring record].
“We didn’t speak about it, to be honest. You ask him all the time and then I go to him and say, ‘How do you feel because you haven’t scored as often?’ – I am not crazy! It is all good.”
Liverpool will be looking to climb above Manchester City in the table, if only temporarily, by beating Cardiff, with Pep Guardiola’s side not in action until Sunday, when they face Southampton.
While the Reds look to battle for top spot, Cardiff will be eager to lift themselves further away from the relegation zone, with Warnock’s men currently in 17th place in the table.