Emre Can will not be available for either tomorrow’s Merseyside Derby at Goodison Park or the Champions League quarter-final second-leg against Manchester City.
James Pearce has confirmed as much for the Echo, which is all the more damaging after Jordan Henderson’s late yellow at Anfield on Wednesday means he’ll miss the return match through suspension.
With Adam Lallana also out for the foreseeable future and Marko Grujic on loan at Cardiff, Jurgen Klopp has three senior midfielders to fill three positions on Tuesday.
As a result, Gini Wijnaldum will play no.6, with James Milner and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain either side – providing they all get through the Everton match.
The rest of the side virtually picks itself, providing no further injuries occur, with Loris Karius in goal, Trent Alexander-Arnold at right-back, Andrew Robertson at left-back and Virgil van Dijk partnering Dejan Lovren in central defence.
Providing Mo Salah is ready, he’ll form an attacking triumvirate with Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.
Likely team v City, providing no further injuries are picked up: