FA Cup: Liverpool XI vs Cardiff: Predicted lineup, confirmed team news, injury latest
Liverpool will return action on Sunday afternoon in the FA Cup fourth round against Championship side Cardiff at Anfield.
Liverpool’s latest signing Luis Diaz is unlikely to feature in the Sunday encounter after arriving in England on Friday.
Jurgen Klopp confirmed 48 hours before the game that the Colombian forward was yet to train with his teammates, following his move from Porto late in the January transfer window.
Liverpool vs Cardiff team news
The game against Cardiff looks like a fairly straightforward game on paper as Jurgen Klopp is expected to field a strong side.
Thiago Alcantara missed training on Friday with a chest infection but should still be fit for the match after overcoming a hip problem.
Naby Keita is available for selection after the end of his Africa Cup of Nations campaign, with Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah meeting in Sunday’s final to rule them out of the Cardiff clash.
Harvey Elliott will be in the squad after completing his recovery from a broken ankle while Divock Origi undertook his first training session after a knee injury on Thursday.
Predicted Liverpool XI: Kelleher; Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Konate, Robertson; Fabinho, Henderson, Oxlade-Chamberlain; Minamino, Jota, Firmino.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
Liverpool wins: 14
Cardiff City wins: 18
Liverpool vs Cardiff prediction
Liverpool are just so strong at Anfield, it’s difficult to see Cardiff getting anything even if Klopp opts to rotate.
Liverpool 3-0 Cardiff City
Date and kick-off time
The FA Cup meeting is scheduled for a 12pm GMT kick-off on Sunday, February 6, 2022.
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