Van Dijk, a club-record £75 million arrival from Southampton, is at the stadium to watch his new team-mates ahead of his move being completed on New Year’s Day.
Before the game, Klopp suggested the Dutchman would be carefully managed on his switch to Merseyside, and he will have been given a taste of the manager’s rotation on Saturday.
Klopp has named a much-changed side to that which mauled Swansea City 5-0 at the same ground on Boxing Day.
IN: Karus, Lovren, Gomez, Milner, Mane
OUT: Mignolet, Klavan, Alexander-Arnold, Wijnaldum Oxlade-Chamberlain
Liverpool: Karius; Gomez, Matip, Lovren, Robertson; Can, Milner, Coutinho; Salah, Mane, Firmino
Substitutes: Mignolet, Klavan, Alexander-Arnold, Wijnaldum, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Lallana, Solanke
Leicester City: Schmeichel; Amartey, Maguire, Morgan, Fuchs; Mahrez, Iborra, Ndidi, Albrighton; Gray, Vardy
Substitutes: Hamer, Dragovic, Slimani, Okazaki, James, Thomas, Musa