A thumping 4-0 victory against Red Star Belgrade in midweek Champions League tie must have helped Liverpool to regain some confidence in attack but should keep up the momentum now on Saturday afternoon when they will be hosting new boys Cardiff City at Anfield in their upcoming Premier League fixture.
The Reds have maintained an unbeaten status and are leading the league tally alongside Manchester City who are ahead on goal difference. A result against the Bluebirds should be claimed comprehensively before next weekend’s Arsenal tie which is tipped to threaten their unbeaten league status considering the majestic run the Gunners are having over past couple of months time.
Cardiff City, on the other hand, clinched their first win against Fulham last week to come out of the drop zone for the time being. However, it will be an uphill task for Neil Warnock’s men to stretch the winning streak and a point on the road against one of the prime title contenders should be viewed as their biggest achievement this term since earning a Premier League promotion.
Liverpool vs Cardiff City Team News:
Skipper Jordan Henderson and Naby Keita are ruled out for Liverpool with hamstring strains alongside Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain who is sidelined for the entire season damaging his knee severely towards the end of the previous season.
Cardiff, meanwhile, will continue to miss out Lee Peltier with a shoulder injury, Nathaniel Mendez-Laing and Danny Ward with knee strains and Joe Ralls due to suspension. Josh Murphy and Harry Arter had knocks and will be assessed before the tie whereas Gary Madine is set to return recovering from illness.
Liverpool vs Cardiff City Probable Lineups:
Subs: Simon Mignolet, Alberto Moreno, Joe Gomez, Adam Lallana, Xherdan Shaqiri, Daniel Sturridge, Divock Origi.
Subs: Alex Smithies, Jazz Richards, Kenneth Zohore, Greg Cuningham, Gary Madine, Kadeem Harris, Junior Hoilett.
Liverpool vs Cardiff City Last Meeting:
Their last Anfield meeting was back in December 2013 where the Reds grabbed a 3-1 triumph thanks to a brace from Luis Suarez and a strike from Raheem Sterling. Jordon Mutch scored one consolation goal for the visitors.
Liverpool vs Cardiff City Head-To-Head Stats:
Liverpool Win: 12
Cardiff City Win: 18
Liverpool vs Cardiff City Key Players:
Klopp was benefitted from a change of formation ( 4-2-3-1) against Red Star Belgrade which saw Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane back among goals on Wednesday night. Xherdan Shaqiri and Daniel Sturridge are in blistering form whereas Fabinho delivered a stellar show in the middle of the park in their European tie.
Callum Patterson and Bobby Reid netted against Fulham and will have to lead the line against the mighty Reds. Aron Gunnarsson is back in midfield alongside Harry Arter as the duo has brought back stability in Cardiff midfield to a certain extent.
Liverpool vs Cardiff City Current Form (In All Competitions):
Cardiff City: W-L-L-L-L-L
Liverpool vs Cardiff City Betting Odds (Subject To Change):
Cardiff City: 25
Liverpool vs Cardiff City Live Streaming:
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