Jurgen Klopp has returned to a more senior starting lineup for Liverpool’s Premier League clash at home to Swansea City on Saturday.
After relying on his banks of high-potential youth for Wednesday night’s FA Cup third-round replay away to Plymouth Argyle, the weekend brought the need for a statement from Klopp.
Held to draws by both Sunderland and Manchester United in 2017, Liverpool are still looking for victory in the league, with Swansea providing a great opportunity to secure one.
As a result, Klopp has reverted back to an experienced setup, making 10 changes to the side that won 1-0 at Home Park.
Simon Mignolet returns in goal, despite Loris Karius conceding just one goal since the turn of the year, with the Belgian marshalling a more familiar back line.
Nathaniel Clyne, Dejan Lovren, Ragnar Klavan and James Milner make up Klopp’s four-man defence, shielded by Jordan Henderson at the base of the midfield
Flanking Henderson, Emre Can and Georginio Wijnaldum will be looking to provide Liverpool with balance moving into attack.
They will be supporting Adam Lallana, Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino, with Divock Origi and Daniel Sturridge both dropping out.
Joining Karius, Origi and Sturridge on the substitutes’ bench is Joel Matip, with the centre-back cleared for action by FIFA, while Lucas Leiva, Alberto Moreno and Ben Woodburn also make the cut.
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Liverpool: Mignolet; Clyne, Lovren, Klavan, Milner; Henderson, Can, Wijnaldum; Lallana, Coutinho, Firmino
Substitutes: Karius, Lucas, Matip, Moreno, Woodburn, Origi, Sturridge
Swansea City: Fabianski; Naughton, Fernandez, Mawson, Olsson; Carroll, Cork, Fer; Sigurdsson, Routledge, Llorente
Substitutes: Nordfeldt, Amat, Rangel, Fulton, Dyer, McBurnie, Borja