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Liverpool possible lineup vs Atalanta (4-3-3) Diogo Jota start as Liverpool need to overturn a three-goal deficit…



Liverpool’s potential starting XI against Atalanta could feature Diogo Jota in a 4-3-3 formation, as Liverpool looks to make a comeback from a three-goal deficit.


Liverpool are facing a challenging situation as they prepare for their second leg quarter-final match against Atalanta in the Europa League.


After a disappointing 3-0 loss in the first leg at home, the Reds now face the daunting task of winning by a margin of three or more goals in order to have a chance of advancing to the next round. This is further complicated by their recent poor form, having failed to secure a victory in their last three matches and suffering two consecutive defeats without finding the back of the net.


Given these circumstances, it seems highly improbable that Liverpool will be able to orchestrate a remarkable comeback. However, Jurgen Klopp and his team have welcomed back some key players who were previously absent, which may provide a glimmer of hope for the Reds.


Jurgen Klopp’s team suffered another defeat against Crystal Palace over the weekend, which may have affected their confidence ahead of their trip to Italy. However, there is some positive news for Liverpool as a few key players have recently returned from injury, raising hopes of a remarkable comeback this Thursday.


Here is a potential lineup for Liverpool’s match against Atalanta, following a 4-3-3 formation:


Goalkeeper (GK): Alisson – The Brazilian goalkeeper made an impressive return to the starting lineup against Palace, showcasing his skills with some remarkable saves. Although Caoimhin Kelleher has been utilized in the Europa League this season, he may have to settle for a place on the bench for the remainder of the campaign.


Right-back (RB): Trent Alexander-Arnold – With Conor Bradley sidelined due to injury, the choice for the starting right-back position is between Alexander-Arnold and Joe Gomez. Despite his recent return from injury, Alexander-Arnold may be preferred as Liverpool seek an attacking threat from deep positions.


CB: Ibrahima Konate – It is imperative for the Frenchman to step up his performance in the upcoming match, as he needs to closely monitor the movements of former West Ham United striker Gianluca Scamacca.


CB: Virgil van Dijk – Even though Liverpool has been conceding goals in their recent games, the influential captain’s leadership will be crucial in Italy as they strive for their first clean sheet since early March.


LB: Andy Robertson – Among the few players who have displayed the necessary determination in the past ten days, the left-back will tirelessly contribute to Liverpool’s efforts on both ends of the pitch this Thursday.


CM: Harvey Elliott – With Dominik Szoboszlai and Curtis Jones experiencing a dip in form, Elliott might be given a chance to start. Although he has performed better as a substitute this season, a positive display at the Gewiss Stadium could solidify his position as a regular starter.


CM: Wataru Endo – Despite his recent struggles, the Japan international remains pivotal in unlocking the potential of Liverpool’s more advanced central midfielders.


CM: Alexis Mac Allister – The Reds have greatly benefited from the presence of Alexis Mac Allister, who has excelled in a versatile midfield role, dictating play in the opposition’s half and bringing a spark to the team.


RW: Mohamed Salah – Despite concerns about his form after returning from injury, Salah’s talent and impact cannot be underestimated. He continues to be a key player for Liverpool and it’s only a matter of time before he rediscovers his scoring touch.


ST: Cody Gakpo – Among the few players who have performed well in recent defeats, Gakpo deserves an opportunity to prove himself in the starting lineup. Whether deployed on the left or through the middle, the Dutchman has shown promise and should replace the struggling Darwin Nunez.


LW: Diogo Jota – Since his return from a two-month absence, Jota has been limited to cameo appearances. However, Liverpool will rely on his clinical finishing abilities as they aim to score at least three goals in Bergamo. Jota will need to be in top form to contribute significantly to the team’s attacking efforts.