FC Midtjylland v Juventus : UEFA Champions League Match, Team News, Goal Scorers and Stats

Date: 08-12-2020 4:00 pm (4 months ago) | Author: Olusanya Akinrinola
- at 8-12-2020 04:00 PM (4 months ago)
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Date :Wednesday 8th, December  2020
Time: 9:00pm
Stadium MCH Arena
Referee Francois Letexier (France)
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Team News

FC Midtjylland
Midtjylland, meanwhile, have a clean bill of health as they welcome Liverpool to Denmark.

Pione Sisto is set to start having scored five times already this season, while former Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Anders Dreyer is not far behind in the goalscoring stakes.

FC Midtjylland possible starting lineup:
Hansen; Cools, Sviatchenko, Scholz, Paulinho; Anderson, Sisto, Oneyka; Dreyer, Kaba, Mabil
FC Midtjylland Champions League form: LLLLD
FC Midtjylland form (all competitions): WWLDDW

Klopp is expected to ring the changes for this dead rubber, with the likes of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane among those in line for a rest.

Diogo Jota was surprisingly left out of the starting lineup for the win over his former club Wolves, suggesting that he will start in Denmark having scored four Champions League goals already this season - including the opener in the reverse fixture.

Liverpool's ability to rotate is still hampered somewhat by a lengthy injury list which includes the likes of Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Alisson Becker, Thiago Alcantara, James Milner, Xherdan Shaqiri and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

The latter is close to returning from a knee injury which has kept him sidelined for the entire season so far and, if possible, Klopp may view Wednesday's game as a perfect opportunity to hand him some minutes from the bench, but it may come just too soon.

Alisson is also not far away from a return but will not be risked here, with new number two Caoimhin Kelleher having kept back-to-back clean sheets in his two games filling in.

Liverpool's injury problems mean that Klopp has had to use Andrew Robertson and Georginio Wijnaldum even more than he would have liked this season, and so both could be due for well-earned rests after starring at the weekend.

Fabinho may also drop out, with the likes of Kostas Tsimikas, Rhys Williams, Divock Origi and Takumi Minamino among the fringe players hoping for a chance.

Trent Alexander-Arnold and Naby Keita may start as they continue their recoveries from injury having both come off the bench at the weekend, while young centre-back Billy Koumetio could also be involved.
Liverpool possible starting lineup:
Kelleher; Alexander-Arnold, R Williams, Koumetio, Tsimikas; Jones, Henderson, Keita; Jota, Minamino, Origi
Liverpool Champions League form: WWWLW
Liverpool form (all competitions): DWLDWW

Prediction: FC Midtjylland 0-2 Liverpool

Posted: at 8-12-2020 04:00 PM (4 months ago) | Hero