Liverpool vs Middlesbrough Live Stream Premier League 2016-17 Match
Jurgen Klopp and his Liverpool side will continue their 2016-17 premier league season with a trip away from home against Middlesbrough at Riverside stadium this Wednesday night, 14th December 2016. Its a crucial game for the reds who dropped 5 points in their last two games. Another game without a win will put them way out of the title race and in the top 4 scramble. The game is suppose to kickoff at around 19:45 UK time.
Liverpool has hit the headlines for wrong reason’s in last couple of premier league weekends. First a surprise defeat against AFC Bournemouth followed by a 2-2 draw at home against struggling West Ham see them drop five crucial points in the title race. Klopp’s men now sit 6 points behind league leaders Chelsea and another game without win will put quite a daylight between them and other top two teams.
Going into the Wednesday night’s crucial game Klopp had a good news about Philipe Coutinho who is right on the money as far as his recovery is concerned and should be available in couple of weeks. However Dejan Lovren might miss the middlesbrough game. Daniel Sturridge is also back into contention for premier league start but we can expect Klopp to keep his front trio unchanged from last game. Emre Can is another name missing from West Ham clash on the weekend and should be available for Wednesday night.
This is how I expect both these teams to lineup on Wednesday night.
Middlesbrough on the other hand are likely to start with Negredo upfront and a packed 5-man midfield with De Roon, Ramirez, Traore, Forshaw and Clayton. Middlesrbough side just three points away from relegation zone and their next two home fixtures are against Liverpool and Chelsea where any positive result is a bonus.
Match Predictions: Jurgen Klopp came out fighting for his keeper Karius in the press conference ahead of Wednesday kickoff and things are getting heated between Liverpool camp and the SkySports pundits Nevill and Carragher. This whole scenario will put Karius under real pressure from now on as he will be under the microscope any more errors might wrap up his Liverpool tenure for a while. However Liverpool are playing some good football and if they can keep themselves compact at the back they should be able to get all three points here.