Liverpool vs Nottm forest Preview
Watch Liverpool vs Nottm forest Preview, as Liverpool host Nottm forest on the premier league meetings at Anfield at today meetings.
As Liverpool is in the 8th position of the premier league table, Nottm forest is on the 13th position of the points table.
At risk of going six games without a win for the first time since Jurgen Klopp took charge, Liverpool instead produced their best counter-pressing and possession performance of the season at Elland Road, according to their jubilant German manager.
Liverpool took a while to get going at Elland Road, but Cody Gakpo’s 35th-minute opener sparked a goalmouth frenzy, as Mohamed Salah and Diogo Jota ended the night with braces alongside a Darwin Nunez effort, although Leeds made things interesting early in the second half through Luis Sinisterra.
The signs of a revival were there in the pulsating four-goal thriller with Arsenal, who were arguably fortunate to come away from Anfield with a point, but Liverpool’s drubbing of Leeds was not enough to propel them back into the European places, and they remain eighth in the rankings at the time of writing.
Nine points separate Liverpool from Newcastle United in the fourth and final Champions League spot, so Klopp’s side are mathematically still capable of forcing their way back into Europe’s premier competition, and a kind end to the season sees the Reds face just one other Big Six side in a faltering Tottenham Hotspur before the curtain closes on a tumultuous year.
Now unbeaten in seven successive home fixtures in the Premier League – scoring at least twice in each of their last four at Anfield Liverpool have just one defeat on their record from their last 37 Premier League home matches, but Forest have already proven capable of going toe-to-toe with Jurgen Klopp‘s crop.
Team News and Injury
A near-perfect evening for Liverpool at Leeds also saw Luis Diaz make his first appearance in over six months after making a full recovery from knee surgery, but Roberto Firmino is now confirmed to be missing three games with a muscular injury.
Naby Keita is yet to recover from a muscular problem too and could very well have played his final game in a Liverpool shirt, while Stefan Bajcetic (adductor) and Calvin Ramsay (knee) continue their recoveries from season-ending operations.
Surely seeing no need to alter a winning formula, Klopp could once again force Thiago Alcantara and Nunez to accept minutes from the bench, as Curtis Jones and Jota – who had a hand in three of Liverpool’s six goals on Monday after a torrid start – continue in the XI.
Meanwhile, Forest boss Cooper continues to work around an injury crisis at the City Ground, with all of Giulian Biancone (knee), Omar Richards (calf), Chris Wood, Willy Boly and Cheikhou Kouyate (all thigh) confined to the infirmary for the foreseeable future.
Ryan Yates (shoulder), Serge Aurier (unspecified), Dean Henderson (thigh) and Gustavo Scarpa (knee) should not take as long to heal, but Cooper stated that he would be working with the same squad as last weekend in his pre-game press conference.
Awoniyi missed a glorious chance to make the net ripple against Man United, but the former Reds striker can feel hopeful of holding his spot against his old club, unless Cooper gambles on a more defensive presence in the form of Orel Mangala.
Liverpool vs Nottm Forest head-to-head stats
Liverpool have a good historical record against Nottingham Forest and have won 57 out of the 117 matches played between the two teams, as opposed to Nottingham Forest’s 31 victories.
Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 23 league games at home against Nottingham Forest, with their previous such defeat coming by a 2-0 margin in 1969. Nottingham Forest won the reverse fixture by a 1-0 margin and have not completed a league double over Liverpool since their 1962-63 campaign.
Newcastle United and Blackpool are currently the only two newly promoted teams to the Premier League to have completed a league double over Liverpool in their first top-flight campaign after promotion.
Liverpool have lost only one of their last 27 home games in the Premier League, with their only defeat during this period coming by a 2-1 margin against Leeds United in October last year.
Liverpool vs Nottm forest Prediction
Liverpool have been in impressive form over the past week and were virtually unstoppable against Leeds United. Diogo Jota and Darwin Nunez have managed to hit their stride this year and will look to add to their goal tallies in this fixture.
Nottingham Forest have struggled over the past month and are in desperate need of a turnaround. Liverpool are the better team on paper, however, and should be able to win this game.