How Liverpool are expected to line up against Man United in Premier League

The inconsistent Reds returned to winning ways last time out with victory over Wolves, and Klopp confirmed those involved in that midweek game at Anfield were “all fine” ahead of United’s visit.

Thiago Alcantara and Luiz Diaz, who could return to some elements of first-team training at Kirkby next week, remain out though, as does Joe Gomez.

“Joey is obviously closer but not close enough,” Klopp said on Friday.

It means Virgil van Dijk and Ibrahima Konate will likely continue at centre-back, while Andy Robertson should return to the side having been on the bench against Wolves.

Jordan Henderson was also among the substitutes and is pushing for his spot in the starting XI, with the club captain potentially getting the nod over Harvey Elliott to add a bit more experience to the midfield.

Even with Diaz out, Klopp has decisions to produce in forward areas. Mohamed Salah is a guaranteed starter in the front three, while Darwin Nunez returned from injury last time out and Diogo Jota was favoured to Cody Gakpo.

It looks to be a straight battle between those two to play through the middle, with Roberto Firmino expected to acquire to settle for a cameo off the bench again with his exit from Merseyside looming in the summer.

Predicted Liverpool XI (4-3-3): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson; Fabinho, Bajcetic, Henderson; Salah, Jota, Nunez.

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