The Reds are looking for their fourth consecutive win as they hit top form at the most important stage of the season, with 10 games left to go in the league.
In their way stand an improving Newcastle side who, in Benitez, have a manager uniquely placed to masterminded a strong performance at Anfield, and who has not yet lost against his old club.
Nevertheless, Klopp has named an impressive starting lineup for the Saturday evening kickoff, with the captain returning to the fold.
Midweek could see some of Klopp’s peripheral figures included, with the Reds currently presiding over a 5-0 aggregate lead, but for now they remain on the substitutes’ bench.
Liverpool: Karius; Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson; Can, Henderson, Oxlade-Chamberlain; Salah, Firmino, Mane
Substitutes: Mignolet, Matip, Gomez, Moreno, Milner, Lallana, Solanke
Newcastle: Dubravka; Yedlin, Lascelles, Lejeune, Dummett; Diame, Merino; Murphy, Atsu, Kenedy; Gayle
Substitutes: Darlow, Clark, Manquillo, Hayden, Ritchie, Perez, Joselu