Lucas’s defensive attributes and discipline make him the perfect defensive midfielder for the double pivot Klopp always deployed in Germany. He’s more bite than Joe Allen and more capable of breaking up play.
MC) Emre Can
With Jordan Henderson still crocked, Can’s the natural option to play alongside Lucas. He has the speed and power Allen does not, which’ll please Klopp – who may choose to give his fellow German a chance in his favoured central midfield role.
Coutinho will surely be given the pivotal no.10 spot in this prospective formation, with Roberto Firmino still injured. He’s been quiet recently but missed the international break with Brazil due to a groin problem – but should be fit now.