FA Cup Quarter-finals
Mar 20, 2022 KO: 18:00

Notts Forest - Liverpool

The City Ground Nottingham
Referee: Craig Pawson
  78' Diogo Jota

Match preview

Alexander-Arnold and Van Dijk to miss out? How Liverpool could line up against Nottingham Forest

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is expected to make a number of changes to his team ahead of their FA Cup clash with Nottingham Forest

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will be hoping he can shuffle his squad around ahead of Sunday's FA Cup clash with Nottinham Forest without risking a potential banana skin in the business end of the season.

The Anfield side are still in with a shout of four competitions this season and competing in each competition will rely on the German manager delicately balancing the workload among his many stars.

In defence, the Liverpool manager's immediate concern will be finding a replacement to the injured Trent Alexander-Arnold. James Milner usually fills in for his compatriot, but he too is struggling to overcome an injury. As such, Joe Gomez is expected to start on the right.

Elsewhere in defence, Joel Matip and Ibrahima Konate are likely to start in the centre, with Virgil van Dijk offered some respite on the bench.

Milner's fitness issues may also cause problems in midfield, where Klopp is likely to now go with a trio of Fabinho, Naby Keita and Curtis Jones.

Both Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane will be rested, which means Diogo Jota will be tasked with scoring the goals, alongside Roberto Firmino and Takumi Minamino.

How Liverpool could line up against Nottingham Forest

Match statistics

Notts Forest
Statistics
Liverpool
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
13
16
Draws
4
2
Losses
3
2
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
36
41
Goals Per Game
1.80
2.05
More > 2.5 Goals
10
9
More > 3 Goals
5
7
Scored First in a Match
11
13
Scored Both Halves
5
8
Won More > 1 Goal
8
11
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
14
12
Did Not Score
4
4
Both Teams Scored
9
7
Kept Clean Sheet
9
11
Won Without Conceding
7
10
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
-
-
Possession
-
-
Passes
-
-
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
12
18
Shots on Target
4.58
6.00
Goals out of Shots
0.16
0.12
Crosses
-
-
Offsides
2.06
2.06
Penalties
0.10
0.25
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.45
0.55
Tackles Won
-
-
Clearances
-
-
Interceptions
-
-
Own Goals
0.05
0.00
Aerials Won
-
-
Total Shots Conceded
11
7.25
Shots on Target Conceded
3.47
2.89
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.07
0.09
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
12
8.60
Yellow Cards
1.90
1.10
Red Cards
0.05
0.00