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Nottingham Forest vs Liverpool Preview – Prediction, how to watch & potential line-ups

Liverpool will be looking to register their fourth successive victory in all competitions when they travel to West Bridgford to take on league strugglers Nottingham Forest. 

Steve Cooper’s side have been enduring a hugely difficult start to life in the Premier League this season, winning just one of their 11 games to be in the drop zone. 

However, things have been a little positive for the Tricky Trees recently as they are starting to show more defensive resilience. 

They held Brighton & Hove Albion to a goalless draw in their latest league encounter, with Dean Henderson producing a masterclass between the sticks. 

With a point secured, Forest have moved off the bottom of the table but they are still in the relegation zone. 

Meanwhile, Liverpool have seen a revival in their fortunes since the disappointing 3-2 loss at Arsenal

The Reds stunned Rangers 7-1 in the Champions League before picking up two Premier League wins on the trot against Manchester City and West Ham United. 

Mohamed Salah provided the decisive goal against City while the Hammers slumped to their sixth league defeat after Darwin Nunez’s brilliant header. 

Match Preview 

Nottingham Forest

Steve Cooper’s side shocked everyone last season when they secured promotion to the top-flight after winning the play-offs final over Huddersfield Town. But they have made a disastrous start to their new season in the Premier League, despite spending heavily in the summer transfer window. 

Forest have managed to score only seven goals in 11 matches so far while they have conceded an incredible 23. The promoted side are currently 19th in the league standings.


Jurgen Klopp’s side have returned to a good form after enduring a disappointing start in 2022-23 season. The Reds are currently on a three-game winning streak in all competitions but they have picked up only a single win from their previous six away matches. 

Liverpool will meet the Tricky Trees for the first time in the Premier League since 1999. However, their most recent encounter came in the FA Cup this year in March when the Merseyside club emerged victorious by 1-0, with Diogo Jota the scorer. 

Team News 

Nottingham Forest will be without Jack Colback, Moussa Niakhate and Omar Richards on Saturday due to injury. While the availability of Harry Toffolo is also doubtful after he picked up a knock in midweek at Brighton. 

Liverpool, on the other hand, don’t have any fresh injury concerns following their victory over West Ham. However, Diogo Jota, Luis Diaz, Arthur Melo, Joel Matip, Ibrahima Konate and Naby Keita are all set to miss due to fitness problems.

Nottingham Forest vs Liverpool Potential line-ups

Nottingham Forest: Henderson; Williams, Cook, McKenna, Lodi; Mangala, Yates, Freuler; Gibbs-White, Dennis, Johnson

Liverpool: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson; Salah, Fabinho, Thiago, Carvalho; Nunez, Firmino

How to Watch?

Nottingham Forest vs Liverpool, alongside all other Premier League matches this season, is available to watch online via live soccer streams.

Nottingham Forest vs Liverpool Prediction

Forest did impressively at Brighton in their previous league encounter but it looks unlikely they will pick up any points against Liverpool on Saturday. Mohamed Salah has regained his form while Nunez also scored in the Reds’ last match. Jurgen Klopp’s side should win comfortably at the City Ground. 

Nottingham Forest 0-2 Liverpool 

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