Attack – Diaz, Nunez, Salah
Roberto Firmino continued his fine form with a third goal of the season in Liverpool’s success against the Magpies but three games in a week may be too much for the 30-year-old. It seems increasingly likely the Brazilian may well be switched out given potential club-record signing Darwin Nunez is raring to go having served his three-match suspension.
Addressing suggestions the Uruguayan could return to his starting XI, Klopp said: “He has learned the lesson. He is in really good shape. We won the last two games so we don’t see it as a bad thing, the time he was out, as we could help him, he looks really settled now.”
Nunez is set to be flanked by both Luis Diaz and Mohamed Salah – with the latter still searching for his first goal of the new campaign. Klopp stated Diogo Jota will “probably” be involved against Frank Lampard’s side, but that will almost certainly be from the bench given he only returned to first-team training on Thursday.
Predicted Liverpool XI in full: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Tsimikas; Fabinho, Elliott, Milner; Salah, Nunez, Diaz.