Liverpool vs Nottingham Forest in the Premier League on Saturday, hoping to build on their recent win over Leeds United and pick up a positive result at home.
- Location: Liverpool, England
- Stadium: Anfield
- Date: Saturday 22 April
- Kick-off Time: 15:00 BST / 10:00 ET / 07:00 PT
- Referee: Michael Oliver
- VAR: Paul Tierney
Liverpool vs Nottingham Forest: Match Preview
Liverpool still have a slim chance of securing European football next season and they will need to finish the season strongly, starting with the game vs Nottingham Forest. Jurgen Klopp will demand a strong performance from his players here and it remains to be seen whether they can grind out all three points.
Nottingham Forest picked up a 1-0 win over Liverpool at home earlier this season, and the home side will be looking to avenge that defeat here. The Reds are currently eighth in the league table with just one win from the last five league matches.
However, the performance against Leeds United was impressive and the fans will be expecting a similar showing here. Nottingham Forest are 18th in the league table with five defeats in the last six league matches.
They will be desperate to pull clear of the bottom three and a win at Anfield could be massive for their survival hopes. It remains to be seen whether Nottingham Forest can pull off an upset here.
The only expected absentees for Liverpool are Stefan Bajcetic, Calvin Ramsay and Naby Keita.
Klopp could name an unchanged lineup following Monday’s demolition of Leeds at Elland Road.
While Klopp has only a handful of minor injury concerns, Cooper’s large squad has been whittled down due to fitness concerns.
However, Nottingham Forest should be able to welcome back a chunk of their injured contingent soon, with Willy Boly, Serge Aurier, Ryan Yates, Omar Richards, Gustavo Scarpa and Dean Henderson all nearing returns.
Giulian Biancone and Chris Wood are out for the season, while Cheikhou Kouyate is still a few weeks away from a comeback.
Liverpool vs Nottingham Forest: Head to Head:
Liverpool have a good historical record against Nottingham Forest and have won 57 out of the 117 matches played between the two teams, as opposed to Nottingham Forest’s 31 victories.
Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 23 league games at home against Nottingham Forest, with their previous such defeat coming by a 2-0 margin in 1969.
Nottingham Forest won the reverse fixture by a 1-0 margin and have not completed a league double over Liverpool since their 1962-63 campaign.
Liverpool (4-3-3): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson; Fabinho, Henderson, Jones; Salah, Gakpo, Jota
Nottingham Forest (3-4-1-2): Navas; Felipe, Niakhate, McKenna; Williams, Freuler, Shelvey, Lodi; Gibbs-White; Awoniyi, Johnson
LIV vs NOT: Fantasy XI
Navas; Niakhate, Konate, Van Dijk, Fabinho, Gibbs-White, Salah, Gakpo, Jota, Awoniyi, Johnson.