After three matches with unchanged teams, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp could be set to make an alternation on Saturday when his team faces Leicester City.
With three wins in three matches under their belt, Premier League leaders Liverpool will take a trip to the King Power Stadium this weekend, as they take on Leicester City.
Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has almost a full squad at his disposal heading into the game, barring the injured duo of Dejan Lovren and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. And the German, who hadn’t made any changes to his starting lineups for the the first three games, hinted that there could be rotation on the cards on Saturday.
“It was always clear that August would be a bit different because we’ve started three times in a row with the same starting line-up. That will not happen too often from now on in the future, it’s probably not possible,” Klopp told reporters during his pre-match press conference.
No change is expected in goal, however, with big money signing Alisson Becker living up to the billing since joining the club. The Brazilian stopper hasn’t conceded a single goal so far in three games.
The centre-back duo of Joe Gomez and Virgil van Dijk have been equally solid for the Merseysiders and should keep Joel Matip out, who is fit again and made a substitute appearance against Brighton & Hove Albion last weekend.
Young Trent Alexander-Arnold was visibly tired before being subbed off towards the end of the last game. That could prompt Klopp to hand former Southampton man Nathaniel Clyne his first start of the season against the Foxes at right-back. Andrew Robertson is certain to feature on the left-side of the back four though.
Club captain Jordan Henderson is yet to feature in the starting XI this term. And Georginio Wijnaldum’s excellent form in the deeper role in midfield means the Englishman will have to make do with another game on the bench.
James Milner is another who has been in top form this season and should keep his place in the middle of the park on Saturday. He would become the fourth player to make 100 Premier League appearances for three different clubs, should he feature. New signing Naby Keita is expected to complete the midfield trident for the Merseyside outfit.
Xherdan Shaqiri is yet to make his full Premier League debut for the Reds, following his summer arrival from Stoke City. However, considering the start that star men Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane have made, he will have to wait for his opportunity.
Roberto Firmino is yet to find the back of the net this season, but should be retained in the starting XI for Saturday’s trip to the Midlands. However, with Daniel Sturridge waiting in the wings, the Brazilian will need to step it up.