Liverpool vs Chelsea lineups: Confirmed team news and predicted XIs for Uefa Super Cup

Tom Doyle
Evening Standard

Liverpool and Chelsea face off in the Uefa Super Cup on Wednesday night with Jurgen Klopp and Frank Lampard both facing injury concerns.

Champions League holders Liverpool will be without Alisson Becker for "a number of weeks" after the number one goalkeeper suffered a calf injury during their 4-1 Premier League victory over Norwich City last Friday.

Adrian came off the bench for his Liverpool debut in that game at Anfield, while Andy Lonergan - who went on tour with the club to the USA this summer due to a lack of keepers - is expected to sign a short-term contract and take a place on the bench in Istanbul.

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Other than Alisson and Nathaniel Clyne - out for around six months with a knee injury - Klopp has a clean bill of health heading to Turkey.

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As for Chelsea, Lampard has a few selection dilemmas after the Blues' 4-0 hammering against Manchester United on Sunday.

Lampard defended his selection of youngsters such as Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham after that defeat by suggesting he could not force players out of the treatment room, but N'Golo Kante, Christian Pulisic and Olivier Giroud - who were all second-half substitutes at Old Trafford - are likely to start on Wednesday.

Kurt Zouma struggled badly in central defence but with Antonio Rudiger still sidelined, and Fikayo Tomori the only deputy, he is set to continue in the XI.

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Uefa Super Cup predicted lineups

Liverpool XI: Adrian, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Milner, Keita, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Salah, Firmino, Shaqiri

Chelsea XI: Kepa, Azpilicueta, Zouma, Christensen, Alonso, Kante, Jorginho, Pedro, Barkley, Pulisic, Giroud

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