Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp set to make 5 changes for visit of Stoke City

According to the reliable Twitter source Anfield Express, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is set to make five changes from the team that beat AS Roma 5-2 in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final tie at Anfield on Tuesday night, as well as switching to a 3-4-3 formation for another home clash against Premier League strugglers Stoke City on Saturday.

Two of those alterations are enforced as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who has been praised by fans on Twitter for an impressive debut season, has been ruled out in the long-term with a serious knee injury, while Sadio Mane also looks set to miss out because of a thigh issue.

Meanwhile, the German boss looks set to rest Dejan Lovren, Andrew Robertson and James Milner ahead of the second leg in the Italian capital on Wednesday night, although Virgil van Dijk, Roberto Firmino and Mo Salah should all keep their spot in the starting XI.

Alberto Moreno, Joe Gomez, Ragnar Klavan, Georginio Wijnaldum and Danny Ings are all set to come into the side against the Potters, with the Merseyside outfit still needing five more points from their final three matches to guarantee that they secure a top-four finish – albeit that would count on Chelsea winning all four of theirs.

Expected Liverpool XI: Karius; Gomez, Van Dijk, Klavan; Alexander-Arnold, Wijnaldum, Henderson, Moreno; Salah, Ings, Firmino.