CM: Lucas Leiva
Another player who’s enjoyed a revival this season, veteran Brazilian Lucas Leiva will have an opportunity from the off with Adam Lallana and Jordan Henderson both on the sidelines. Having only made seven starts in the Premier League, this is a rare chance for him to impress.
The 30-year-old has made a further ten appearances as a substitute but his long-term future at the club is up for debate, as the Reds look set to bolster their midfield ranks in the summer. If that’s to change, Leiva needs to perform against Bournemouth and with any other opportunities that come his way.