Obviously, Simon Mignolet continues in goal. In fairness, we’d have him in the Champions League side too.
The centre-backs are automatic picks when fit, and both Joel Matip and Dejan Lovren are healthy enough to play. The latter has actually been performing much better recently, despite the stereotype he’s created for himself.
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At right-back, we think Klopp will go with Joe Gomez, who’s slightly more physical than Trent Alexander-Arnold, at right-back. The latter really struggled against City and was targeted against Burnley, so we can see him being used midweek away to Maribor instead.
At left-back, Alberto Moreno is clearly our first-choice for the campaign, despite Andrew Robertson’s decent outings when selected.
In order to deal with Sadio Mane’s absence, we reckon Klopp will move Coutinho to a free position in which he starts on the left, rather than selecting Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
This enables Mo Salah and Roberto Firmino to make up the front-three, with Jordan Henderson, Emre Can and Gini Wijnaldum utilised in a midfield trio.
Over a month ago now, this is very similar to the team which thrashed Arsenal. Against lesser teams, this midfield lacks creativity, but it’s regularly solid in the bigger matches.
On the bench, Klopp can deploy James Milner, Daniel Sturridge, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Dominic Solanke, so his options are pretty vast.
Let’s hope it’s enough, as a win would catapult our campaign.