Personally, at EOTK we’d stick with the 4-3-3 Liverpool used against Arsenal, but IF reports in the Echo that suggest Daniel Sturridge might come back into the starting XI are correct, we can only see Jurgen Klopp switching to a 4-2-3-1.
This is because last weekend’s front-three: Coutinho, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino – are undroppable in our eyes – meaning they’d have to drop further back into attacking midfield to accommodate Sturridge’s potential recall.
This means there’s one less place in central midfield.
At the Emirates, Jordan Henderson sat with Adam Lallana and Gini Wijnaldum either side. It worked very well in an offensive sense, but left us with little defensive protection at certain points. We expect Emre Can to be recalled in the deepest midfield role, meaning only one of the aforementioned trio can start alongside him in the midfield double pivot.
We’ll go with Wijnaldum as Lallana is two attacking to play in a two and the Dutchman impressed more than the skipper.
At the back, there’ll be only one change – vice-captain James Milner for Alberto Moreno at left-back. The Spaniard badly needs to be taken out of the firing line following his defensive blunders at the Emirates, and Milner is fit again after picking up an injury in our friendly win over Barcelona.
Ragnar Klavan and Dejan Lovren should continue their central defensive partnership, with Nathaniel Clyne at right-back and Simon Mignolet between the sticks.
We’d actually leave Sturridge on the bench, continue with Firmino up top and keep Lallana in the side, but if Klopp wants our start striker up front – the side could look something like this: