Jurgen Klopp has made 11 changes to the Liverpool lineup that drew 2-2 with Exeter City for Wednesday night’s clash with Arsenal.
After naming an inexperienced side for Friday night’s FA Cup tie away to Exeter, Klopp has rung the changes on the Reds’ return to the Premier League.
This includes a starting role for Jordan Henderson, returning from a heel injury to captain his side.
Sakho was struggling with a knee injury in the buildup to this Anfield encounter but was deemed fit to start, having been determined to feature.
New signing Steven Caulker has to make do with a place on Klopp’s substitutes’ bench, but provides ample cover at centre-back, with question marks over the fitness of both Toure and Sakho.
Taking on a strong Arsenal side, Klopp will be hoping his reinvigorated Reds can claim another big win over their top-four rivals, having already vanquished Chelsea, Manchester City and Leicester City in his three months on Merseyside.
Liverpool: Mignolet; Clyne, Toure, Sakho, Moreno; Can, Henderson, Milner; Lallana, Firmino, Ibe
Substitutes: Ward, Caulker, Smith, Lucas, Allen, Teixeira, Benteke
Arsenal: Cech; Bellerin, Koscielny, Mertesacker, Monreal; Flamini, Ramsey; Campbell, Ozil, Walcott; Giroud
Substitutes: Macey, Gibbs, Gabriel, Chambers, Arteta, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Iwobi
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