Anfield plays hosts to a mismatched battle this lunchtime as top-four favourites take on relegation candidates in a tussle for the three points.
Meanwhile, Stoke extended their winless run to 11 games with a 1-1 stalemate at home to Burnley, with their last victory coming at home to Huddersfield Town on January 20.
Despite the Potters’ shocking record, Klopp is wary of another costly slip against a smaller side, but with Joel Matip, Emre Can, Adam Lallana, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Sadio Mane all sidelined changes were required.
Liverpool have won both of their last two clashes with Stoke at Anfield by four goals to one, and no side in the English top flight this season have conceded more than the Potters (65).
The odds are certainly in hosts’ favour, but Klopp will have stressed the need to avoid complacency at this crucial stage.
Liverpool: Karius; Gomez, Van Dijk, Klavan; Alexander-Arnold, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Moreno; Salah, Firmino, Ings
Substitutes: Mignolet, Lovren, Clyne, Robertson, Milner, Woodburn, Solanke
Stoke City: Butland; Zouma, Shawcross, Martins-Indi; Bauer, Allen, Badou, Pieters; Shaqiri, Diouf, Crouch
Substitutes: Haugaard, Cameron, Fletcher, Adam, Ireland, Ramadan, Campbell