Liverpool line-ups for Tottenham as Virgil van Dijk replaced and Mohamed Salah returns

Paul Gorst - Konate gets another chance

A Premier League title might not be finding its way into the Anfield trophy cabinet this season but a strong finish should be the target now after a poor run.

Jurgen Klopp wore the demeanour of a sixth former on the final day of term in his Friday press conference and that might indicate that the handbrake is now off for a Reds side whose emotions have got the better of them in recent weeks as they targeted a historic end to their manager’s time.

Ibrahima Konate can partner Jarell Quansah at centre-half with Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson on the right and the left, respectively.

Wataru Endo can patrol the midfield with Alexis Mac Allister and Dominik Szoboszlai further forward. Both could use good ends to their own campaigns, particularly the latter, who has been out of sorts for some time.

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Mohamed Salah returns on the right with Cody Gakpo leading the line in favour of Darwin Nunez. Luis Diaz has been good of late, so he continues on the left.

My team (4-3-3): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Quansah, Robertson; Endo, Mac Allister, Szoboszlai; Salah, Gakpo, Diaz

Ian Doyle - Gravenberch worth another go

There are just three games to go now, and pretty much everyone at Liverpool is ready for the end of the season.

But there are two more Anfield occasions under Jurgen Klopp, and today it's Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League. And the Reds will want to finish with a flourish.

What, then, is the Liverpool boss to do?

Alisson Becker should stay in goal and there isn't much reason to change the defence, which means Virgil van Dijk and Jarell Quansah at centre-back, Andy Robertson left-back and Trent Alexander-Arnold right-back.

In midfield, Wataru Endo is the number six, with Alexis Mac Allister to his left and Ryan Gravenberch worth another go on the right.

Up top, though, Mohamed Salah can return on the right flank, with Cody Gakpo down the centre and Luis Diaz on the left.

My team (4-3-3): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Quansah, Van Dijk, Robertson; Endo, Gravenberch, Mac Allister; Salah, Gakpo, Diaz

Theo Squires - Gomez replaces Van Dijk

Virgil van Dijk is an injury doubt for Liverpool’s clash with Tottenham Hotspur, so with Champions League qualification already secured - and a top three finish potentially even clinched before the Reds kick a ball on Sunday - they have nothing to gain by playing the Dutchman.

He can rest up as a result, reduced to bench duty at best, with Trent Alexander-Arnold captaining the side in his absence. Meanwhile, Jarell Quansah continues at centre-back, but rather than being partnered by the out of form Ibrahima Konate, Joe Gomez can get a rare opportunity in his favoured position alongside him.

Curtis Jones can come into midfield in place of Ryan Gravenberch, but the rest of the engine-room is unchanged from last weekend’s draw with West Ham.

In attack, Mohamed Salah’s touchline spat with Jurgen Klopp has been put to bed so he can return to the starting XI. Cody Gakpo can keep his place ahead of Darwin Nunez, while Luis Diaz completes the attack.

My team (4-3-3): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Quansah, Gomez, Robertson; Mac Allister, Endo, Jones; Salah, Gakpo, Diaz