Liverpool can maintain their position at the summit of Group C by beating Red Star Belgrade in Serbia this evening, but how should Jurgen Klopp set his team out?
The Reds, of course, won 4-0 against Red Star at Anfield a couple of weeks ago, so keeping the same shape – a 4-2-3-1 system – makes perfect sense.
With Xherdan Shaqiri left out of the squad for political reasons and Jordan Henderson still missing through injury, though, Klopp’s options are somewhat limited.
Alisson Becker will, of course, start in goal, while Dejan Lovren is expected to come back into the side, with Joe Gomez at right-back ahead of Trent Alexander-Arnold.
Virgil van Dijk and Andy Robertson will almost certainly make up the rest of the defence.
In midfield, we’d stick with Fabinho despite his struggles against Arsenal at the weekend. Naby Keita will not be back ready to start, and the Brazilian excelled against Red Star at Anfield. The game will be nowhere near as tough as the one at the Emirates.
Gini Wijnaldum is the most likely player to start alongside him, with James Milner rested ready to come into the team for the Premier League game with Fulham on Sunday.
Roberto Firmino could do with a rest up front, with Daniel Sturridge able to come into the team, and we think Adam Lallana should be given a chance through the middle with Sadio Mane and Mo Salah either side of him.
Whatever team Klopp puts out, as long as they overcome the intense atmosphere, the XI should be able to win the game. With Napoli facing PSG immediately after the Reds’ game will finish, getting three points would be massive in the battle for progression.