Equally, Gini Wijnaldum – a former Magpie – will probably want to show off to his former employers. The Dutchman will be back in a more conventional midfield role though, as opposed to the rather more advanced position Klopp had him in against Barça.

It’s the defence that has more of a mid-season flavour thanks to another start handed to Dejan Lovren who played the full 90 minutes in our last league outing.

Joël Matip has performed more than admirably in his stead so the Croatian will want to put down a further stamp this evening and show Klopp what he’s been missing from his injury-prone defender.

Trent Alexander-Arnold takes over right-back duties from Joe Gomez’s Catalan cameo down our right flank. We’ll probably need his added offensive qualities and crosses for a Rafa side that could elect to sit back against us.

It’s very much a filip for the lads to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain back on the substitutes’ bench after he came on in the Huddersfield game. A start was probably pushing it too much, but we hope the lad can come on and get some minutes (and maybe a goal) under his belt.