Premier League match preview Middlesbrough vs Liverpool, game week 16. Important things to know; Kick-off: 19:45 BST, Date: Wednesday 14 December, 2016, Venue: Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough, Referee: Jonathan Moss, Stream Guide: Watch Live
The home side will be without Gastón Ramírez and James Husband. The former is out through injury while the latter has returned but is not ready for the match.
Álvaro Negredo and George Friend are both doubtful for this game.
Boss Karanka is likely to start with a 4-5-1 formation, which would bring back Adama Traoré, he has not played in the last two games.
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Jurgen Klopp will have to deal with fresh injury of Dejan Lovren, picked up against West Ham United last weekend. Ragnar Klavan or Lucas will take the role of the Croatian at the heart of defence.
Emre Can missed the last game through minor knee injury, he remains doubtful for this game.
Loris Karius is likely to remain his spot in the starting eleven despite of poor recent performances.
Philippe Coutinho, Daniel Sturridge and Danny Ings all remain on the sidelines through injury.
Middlesbrough have lost two of their last four Premier League games.
Liverpool have won only one of their last four Premier League games.
Middlesbrough have kept clean sheets in six of their last seven home games against Liverpool in all campaigns.
Liverpool have lost only one of their last 13 league games.
Liverpool have won four of their last six games against Middlesbrough.
Middlesbrough 1 – 3 Liverpool, the visitors are expected to have a tough game but likely to win it despite of their poor recent games.