We think Jurgen Klopp will make some changes from the side that beat both Arsenal and Burnley before the international break.
The reason being is that we’ve an away trip to Napoli, easily our hardest game of the Champions League group stage, on Tuesday – followed by a crunch trip to Stamford Bridge on Sunday 22nd.
Newcastle, managed by Steve Bruce, at Anfield – is on paper one of our easiest Premier League games of the season – and a proper chance for Klopp to field some of the players who’ve yet to rack up too many minutes.
We think Jordan Henderson may sit out, for example, after playing likely two games for England – while Gini Wijnaldum is another candidate after a probably two matches for the Dutch.
Roberto Firmino, our best player this season so far, will have just returned from a two-game spell in South America – and we think Klopp may try to get the job done without our brilliant no.9.
The likes of James Milner, Xherdan Shaqiri and Adam Lallana haven’t been on international break and will chomping at the bit, while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will be keen for a second start of the season as well.
It’s very hard to predict who the boss will leave out, but based on who’s been away with their countries, who needs minutes and the fact we still need to win – we’re predicting an XI which will look something like this:
Adrian; Trent, Matip, VVD, Robbo; Fabinho, Milner, Oxlade-Chamberlain; Salah, Mane, Origi