Liverpool will face relegated Middlesbrough in the final game of the season knowing that three points will earn them Champions League qualification.
The Reds have failed to win their last three league games at Anfield and after witnessing bottom of the table Sunderland fighting hard against Arsenal, Klopp cannot take Boro lightly.
As far Liverpool’s team news is concerned, Roberto Firmino missed the last game vs West Ham United due to a muscle concern and the Brazilian attacker might not be fit for the game against Middlesbrough as well (Mirror).
In such a scenario, we can expect Liverpool to start with Sturridge and Origi up front in a 4-1-2-1-2 formation and not the usual 4-3-3 setup. The diamond formation worked brilliantly against the Hammers last weekend and Klopp will hope for the same on Sunday.
It will not come as any surprise if Jurgen opts to start the same starting XI that featured vs Bilic’s men last weekend.
Here is Liverpool’s strongest possible 4-1-2-1-2 XI vs Middlesbrough.
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