Sunday’s clash with West Ham represents the perfect opportunity for the Reds to make amends for their shock defeat at Bournemouth and turn their frustration into determination following a challenging week.
Doubts surrounding the team and criticism towards certain individuals has flooded social media for the past few days which is why the players will be chomping at the bit to get back on the pitch.
This weekend is a true test of both Liverpool’s resilience and quality as they come up against a West Ham side desperate to snatch three points having gone six games without a win across all competitions.
Goalkeeper Loris Karius has been at the forefront of any discussion surrounding Liverpool this week. We strongly believe that Klopp will keep his faith with the 23-year-old despite his costly error in the recent 4-3 defeat against Eddie Howe’s side.
Joel Matip’s return to the starting line-up will be a huge boost for the Reds after the former Schalke man missed the last two games through injury.
The centre-back topped his return to fitness and treated Liverpool fans to more good news as he put rumours of him playing in the African Cup of Nations to rest. He confirmed he will not be returning to international football despite holding talks over the possibility with Cameroon manager Hugo Broos.
We believe the option of having a fully fit Adam Lallana will be too hard for Klopp to resist with Georginio Wijnaldum making way for the midfielder.
Divock Origi looks set to lead the line again and enters the game having scored in each of his last three games. The Belgian will spearhead the Liverpool attack with the support of Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane either side of him.
There will be no Daniel Sturridge again though with the striker ruled out through injury.