Nottingham Forest vs Liverpool – Prediction, Team News, Lineups

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The match between Nottingham Forest and Liverpool is scheduled to take place at the City Ground on Saturday at midday. Both teams are confident heading into the match since they won their respective Premier League games over the week.

On Tuesday, the Tricky Trees were able to hold Brighton & Hove Albion to a goalless draw. This occurred exactly one day after Jurgen Klopp’s team defeated West Ham United by a score of one goal to zero.

Our Match Preview: Nottingham Forest vs Liverpool

Wolverhampton Wanderers beat Nottingham Forest on a Ruben Neves penalty last week and then held Brighton to a 0-0 draw on the South Coast.

Leandro Trossard hit the post and Dean Henderson was kept busy on an encouraging evening for the Tricky Trees, whose Premier League situation is still shaky.

Nottingham Forest is 19th in the Premier League after eight games without a victory, although they are above Leicester City, who can drop them to 20th against Leeds United on Thursday.

Cooper said gaining a point at the Amex was a step in the right direction for his squad, who are the division’s second-worst goal scorers with only seven. Only Wolves and their five goals rank worse.

Six of Forest’s seven top-flight goals this season have come at the City Ground, but their four points from five home games are the poorest in the league, and Liverpool’s skies are beginning to clear.

Liverpool scored first in their previous two games and held on for three points, much to the pleasure of supporters who have gotten used to early goals this season.

Darwin Nunez’s 22nd-minute header beat Lukasz Fabianski, but Alisson Becker saved Jarrod Bowen’s penalty before halftime. Nunez was substituted before the hour mark.

West Ham defeated 1-0 at Anfield, like Manchester City, allowing Liverpool to ascend to seventh in the standings with 16 points from 10 games and narrow the deficit to fourth-place Chelsea to four points.

Klopp has seen his club win three straight matches in all competitions for the first time this season, but a total of just one win from six away games may bother him, even though that lone triumph saw them put seven past Rangers less than two weeks ago.

Diogo Jota’s goal was all it took for Liverpool to win Nottingham Forest 1-0 in the FA Cup last season. Saturday’s encounter will be the first Premier League meeting between the two teams since April 1999, when Michael Owen and Jamie Redknapp scored for the Merseyside outfit.

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Our Team News: Nottingham Forest vs Liverpool

Jack Colback (back), Moussa Niakhate (thigh), and Omar Richards (calf) are all set to miss out again for Nottingham Forest, and Harry Toffolo picked up a hamstring injury just 17 minutes after coming on as a substitute for Nottingham Forest when they played Brighton in the midweek match, so he is also out.

While all is going on, Lewis O’Brien is still dealing with the aftermath of an illness. However, there is a reason for hope over Renan Lodi’s availability after he suffered an ankle strain.

If Lodi can play, Serge Aurier may be replaced by Neco Williams, who will play in the right-back position that Williams prefers.

This week, Jesse Lingard’s spot in the starting XI is very going to be in jeopardy because either Emmanuel Dennis or Taiwo Awoniyi, a former youth player for Liverpool, are vying for a return to the offensive line.

Due to the calf injury that Jota suffered in the dying minutes of Liverpool’s match against Manchester City, the Portugal attacker has been ruled out of participation in the World Cup.

As a result, Liverpool will not have the opportunity to see Jota repeat the success that they had at the City Ground in the FA Cup.

As a result, Klopp has few choices available to him on the left side of the defense since Luis Diaz is still unable to play because of a knee injury, Arthur (thigh), Naby Keita (thigh), Joel Matip (calf), and Ibrahima Konate (muscle) are all unable to participate because of injuries.

Because of the importance of their next match against Ajax in the Champions League, Jurgen Klopp should not be afraid to make substitutions in this game. If Harvey Elliott, who has more fresh legs, is used, Mohamed Salah’s starting position might be in jeopardy.

  • Nottingham Forest possible starting lineup: Henderson, Williams, Cook, McKenna, Lodi, Mangala, Yates, Freuler; Gibbs-White, Dennis, Johnson.
  •  Liverpool possible starting lineup: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson, Salah, Fabinho, Thiago, Carvalho, Nunez, Firmino.

Our Prediction: Nottingham Forest 0-2 Liverpool

Since Cooper decided on a four-man defense, Forest has been more secure at the back, but their offensive problems are still very much alive, and this might end up costing them against a Liverpool team that is more consistent.

Even if Klopp’s players are gradually regaining their self-assurance, it would be unrealistic to expect them to score goal after goal right away; yet the Merseyside giants should still be able to triumph with very little effort.

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