Tottenham Hotspur will be without the services of Danny Rose and Jan Vertonghen while Dejan Lovren still remains a major doubt.
It has been a topsy-turvy season for Liverpool as they started as legitimate title contenders, but started to fall off the pace come the end of 2016. In the new year, they are still to pick up a win, and will have a tough time in getting the job done over Tottenham Hotspur.
Spurs are riding high on the back of a good run of form, and are looking to be the only team worthy of challenging Chelsea at the summit of the Premier League table. The likes of Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli and Harry Kane have been pivotal to guiding the North London side to second, and will be hoping to deliver against Liverpool.
For Liverpool, defenders Dejan Lovren and Ragnar Klavan are major doubts for the game against Spurs. The former is recovering from a knee injury and Klopp may take a last minute call as to whether or not he is fit enough to be risked for this mouth-watering fixture.
Klavan, too, missed Liverpool’s league game against Hull last week through an illness and may not have recuperated completely to feature against Spurs today. However, with the frailties of Lucas in defence, Klopp may have to risk either one of Lovren and Klavan.
For the visitors, the absence of left-back Danny Rose is going to be a huge miss for manager Mauricio Pochettino. He suffered a knee injury in the draw against Sunderland, and is set to visit a specialist for treatment. Rose is expected to be out for at least a month. Ben Davies is likely to come into the team for the Englishman.
Defender Jan Vertonghen has been struggling with an ankle injury for a number of weeks, and is still not ready to return to first-team football. He has formed a great understanding with his Belgian compatriot Toby Alderweireld, but an injury will see Eric Dier start at the heart of defence.
Summer signing Georges Kevin Nkoudou has not quite adjusted to life in the Premier League and will miss this one through injury. Erik Lamela is also a guaranteed absentee through a hip injury while Kieran Trippier is slowly recovering from the injury he suffered during the FA Cup tie against Wycombe.