Premier League football returns this weekend and Liverpool will be aiming to continue their recent mini-revival as they travel to the Emirates Stadium to face Arsenal.
Despite a disastrous defence of their title, the Reds have won their last two games in all competitions, most recently managing to overcome Wolverhampton Wanderers before the international break.
How many changes could Jurgen Klopp be tempted to make for the clash against the Gunners? Let’s take a look.
There could be a couple of changes from the German for the trip to north London following the win at Molineux.
The former Borussia Dortmund schemer is somewhat forced into selecting almost the same defensive line-up due to injuries, so Alisson Becker should be shielded by Andrew Robertson, Ozan Kabak and Trent Alexander-Arnold. However, he could plump for the greater experience of Fabinho as opposed to Nathaniel Phillips at centre-back.
This will mean that there is a distinct gap in midfield alongside Georginio Wijnaldum. The somewhat defensive-minded Naby Keita could be drafted in to fill the void left by Fabinho’s shift in position.
Klopp does have a few headaches further forwards. Roberto Firmino is back in contention having missed the last three Premier League games and is likely to be included from the start. He will be looking to add to the seven goals he has scored this campaign.
However, these leaves a question over Diogo Jota. The Portuguese scored the winner against Wolves last time out and also netted three times over the international break. This could well tempt Klopp to start with a front two, with Sadio Mane and Mo Salah preferred in wide positions.
This would therefore see Thiago Alcantara come out of the starting line-up altogether. Having been substituted in each of his last six Premier League games, the 41-cap midfielder looks to be the most disposable at the current time.