Nottingham Forest vs Liverpool
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 22 October 2022
Kick-off at 12:30 UK/ 13:30 CET
Venue: City Ground.
When Liverpool plays Nottingham Forest at the City Ground on Saturday, they will be looking to keep up their momentum.
The games keep coming thick and fast as the FIFA World Cup 2022 draws near. On Saturday, the 13th gameweek of the 2022–23 Premier League season will begin.
And the action will begin at the City Ground, where a revitalized Liverpool will take on Nottingham Forest.
More than a dozen players were added by Nottingham Forest during the busy summer transfer period.
However, Steve Cooper’s club is currently in the Premier League’s bottom three, so that has not had the expected impact.
With only one victory, seven goals scored, and 23 goals conceded, the hosts. So, despite the significant investment, there are issues on both ends of the pitch.
However, in terms of volume, Liverpool’s summer business was nothing compared to that of Nottingham Forest.
However, the Reds have had a disappointing start to the 2022–23 campaign, much like their hosts.
Although they are now sitting in seventh place in the standings, Jurgen Klopp would have like for his team to once again be a title contender in the Premier League.
However, recent results have improved, highlighted by a 1-0 victory over Manchester City last weekend.
The most recent matchup between the two teams at the City Ground took place in the FA Cup this year, as Liverpool defeated Nottingham Forest 1-0.
In advance of the most recent meeting between the two sides, The Hard Tackle takes a closer look at the clash.
Nottingham Forest vs Liverpool Head to head :
- The latest encounter ended in a 0-1 win for the Reds.
- They won three of the past five meetings.
- They scored two or more goals in three of the past five clashes.
- It’s been 25 years since the hosts won at this ground.
Nottingham Forest vs Liverpool Prediction :
Since defeating West Ham United 1-0 in August, Nottingham Forest has lost six games and drawn three. This is the longest active winless streak in the Premier League.
In this stretch, the hosts have failed to score five times while giving up 21 goals. Thus, all indications are that Liverpool will triumph on Saturday.
The Reds, meanwhile, have not been successful in winning every road game this year. However, Saturday’s outing appears to be the ideal chance to end the streak.
Along with Mohamed Salah and Darwin Nunez, Roberto Firmino has improved his play.
And the guests should fight their way to their first away victory of the season.
The euworld projects Jurgen Klopp’s team to win 2-0.
Nottingham Forest vs Liverpool Team News :
Jack Colback (back), Moussa Niakhate (thigh), and Omar Richards (calf) of Nottingham Forest are all expected to be out once more, while Harry Toffolo, who tore his hamstring against Brighton in midweek, will also be absent. Meanwhile, Lewis O’Brien continues to battle a sickness.
However, there is hope that Renan Lodi will be available after suffering an ankle sprain, which might cause Serge Aurier to withdraw and Neco Williams to go into his preferred right-back position.
This week, Jesse Lingard’s spot in the starting lineup is unquestionably in jeopardy as Emmanuel Dennis or Taiwo Awoniyi, a young ex-Liverpool player, vie for a spot in the attacking line.
When it comes to Liverpool, Jota won’t have the opportunity to repeat his FA Cup triumph at the City Ground this time around because the Portuguese attacker has now been eliminated from the World Cup due to the calf injury he got in the final seconds against Manchester City.
Due to Luis Diaz’s ongoing knee injury as well as the absences of Arthur (thigh), Naby Keita (thigh), Joel Matip (calf), and Ibrahima Konate (muscle), Klopp’s choices on the left side are therefore restricted.
With a key Champions League match against Ajax coming up, Klopp shouldn’t be afraid to make changes, and Mohamed Salah’s spot might be in jeopardy if Harvey Elliott’s fresh legs are used.
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