News From Liverpool: Liverpool lineup vs. Chelsea: Nunez returns and Bajcetic’s first league start?

Many of Liverpools experienced first-teamers were poor again last weekend and the humiliation at Brighton, coupled with a promising performance from youngsters at Wolves, may have been the final straw for Klopp.

The general thinking among supporters is that it cant get much worse than how the Reds played on their last Premier League outing, so theres no harm in switching up the starting 11.

Klopp, however, might be more hesitant.

Heres how Liverpool could line up against a Chelsea side battling their own form and injury woes.

There wasnt much in the way of team news from Klopps press conference but the manager did confirm Nunezs availability, as well as saying Stefan Bajcetic is ready for the first team:

While theres been a clamour from supporters for some of the youngsters to remain in the side, Klopp is generally conservative in his team selection and is unlikely to rock the boat too much.

This could result in six changes from midweek and three from the side that slumped to defeat at Brighton.

Notably, Naby Keita could make his first Premier League start since the final day of last season after a positive showing on the right of Liverpools midfield:

This is how Liverpool would line up:

Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Gomez, Robertson; Fabinho, Keita, Thiago; Salah, Gakpo, Nunez

Harvey Elliott and Bajcetic both impressed against Wolves, and theres a chance that Klopp might decide to throw them in against Chelsea too.

And the manager did hint at 18-year-old Bajcetics involvement on the eve of the match, saying he did not have to be careful with his use of the youngster.

To accommodate both in their best positions, 4-2-3-1 could be an option, however, it would be a gamble given how easily Brighton played through that system in the first half last weekend.

Heres how a 4-2-3-1 could play out:

This is how Liverpool could line up in this scenario:

Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Gomez, Robertson; Thiago, Bajcetic; Salah, Elliott, Gakpo; Nunez

Its a tough team to predict this weekend but in general, Klopp refrains from making too many changes from his first XI for big games.

At the same time, Liverpools poor form may have already offset the supposed risk of playing someone like Bajcetic as things cant get much worse!