The international break has been far from kind to Liverpool, as ever, which has led to Jurgen Klopp being forced to consider changes for the Reds’ hosting of Arsenal.
Following a mixed run of two wins in the Merseysiders’ last five Premier League games, the German will undoubtedly be hoping for a reaction from his side ahead of a demanding festive fixture schedule.
In the backline, Andy Robertson is a big absentee, with Kostas Tsimikas coming in alongside Virgil van Dijk and Joel Matip.
In the middle of the park and likely hoping to deliver a less ‘porous’ performance, Thiago Alcantara rejoins the first-XI with Brazil international Fabinho and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain also making the cut.
Up top, Diogo Jota comes in once again for an injured Bobby Firmino, with Sadio Mane and Mo Salah completing the deadly trio.
Jurgen Klopp’s hardly a fan of international breaks but hopefully the period will have offered us the opportunity to regroup and reset in part in order to encourage a performance worthy of taking a lion’s share of the points.
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