Liverpool predicted line-up vs. Wolves: three major changes made as £129m trio return for Klopp farewell

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The latest Liverpool team news, injury updates and predicted XI for Sunday's home game with Premier League rivals Wolves

It’s the day that many Liverpool fans have been dreading. On Sunday, Jurgen Klopp will take charge of his final match as manager of the club before bidding farewell to Anfield and bringing to an end a nine-year tenure that has delivered huge domestic and continental success. You suspect that there will not be a dry eye in the Kop.

The Reds host Wolves in the concluding fixture of their Premier League campaign, and despite having nothing material to play for, will be eager to bring down the curtain on Klopp’s time in the dugout with a resounding victory. At the time of writing, Liverpool are nine points adrift of league leaders Manchester City, 11 clear of Aston Villa beneath them, and mathematically guaranteed to finish third this season.

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Hoping to rain on their parade, so to speak, are a Wolves side who themselves are playing for little more than pride. Four defeats in five have left Wanderers 13th in the table, and the best finish they can now achieve would be 10th, provided they win at Anfield and results elsewhere go their way.

But how will both teams line up on Merseyside this weekend? We’ve taken a closer look at their respective team news and predicted starting XIs below...

Liverpool Team News

For the most part, Klopp has a largely fit squad to select his final Liverpool team from on Sunday afternoon. In terms of definite absences, Joel Matip is set to be out until later in the year after rupturing his ACL back in December, while Thiago Alcantara’s miserable campaign will come to an end with the midfielder having played just five minutes of senior football. As the expiration of his contract rapidly approaches, there is every chance that he, like Klopp, will leave Anfield this summer.

Elsewhere, Diogo Jota is battling to be fit following a persistent groin issue, and will face a late assessment before a decision is made on his inclusion. Likewise, Andy Robertson is a doubt, although speaking on Monday, Klopp said: ‘I saw him this morning, and he told me he is ready to train from tomorrow on. That's the situation,’ suggesting that the Scot has a decent chance of featuring in some capacity.

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Liverpool Predicted XI

Alisson Becker; Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil van Dijk, Ibrahima Konate, Andy Robertson; Wataru Endo, Harvey Elliott, Alexis Mac Allister; Mo Salah, Darwin Nunez, Luis Diaz.

Wolves Team News

Like Liverpool, Wolves have a smattering of injury concerns to deal with. The most high profile confirmed absentee is defender Craig Dawson, who underwent surgery in April, and who will not be back until next season. Similarly, teenage attacker Leon Chiwome, who recently broke into the first team picture, is sidelined with an ankle complaint for the foreseeable future.

Wanderers’ only other doubt is Pedro Neto. The winger has been out of action for a short while due to a thigh problem, and speaking last week, Gary O’Neil said: 'Pedro still won't be involved tomorrow. He's training, but he's maybe not done enough at high speeds to be able to guarantee that it's not a risk for him, so there'll be no Pedro.' A late fitness test is expected ahead of Sunday’s game.

Wolves Predicted XI

Jose Sa; Nelson Semedo, Max Kilman, Toti Gomes; Matt Doherty, Joao Gomes, Mario Lemina, Boubacar Traore, Rayan Ait-Nouri; Matheus Cunha, Hwange Hee-chan.

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