The Reds make the short trip to the East Midlands for their final outing before the majority of the squad departs on international duty.
But speaking in his pre-match press conference on Friday, the manager hinted at possibly switching things up at the weekend, with those on the sidelines fighting for a chance.
Here’s how Liverpool could line up on Saturday lunchtime.
Team News & Klopp’s Quandary
This provides the manager with a quandary as he weighs up whether to make changes, as he told reporters at Melwood:
“[When we work] Saturday to Saturday with three very intense sessions, I’m pretty open to anybody who shows me the most, who shows me he’s desperate to play.
“Of course there’s a little advantage for the lineup who won the game last week.
“In the best way it’s always like this, nobody has a weaker week from the starting lineup, but somebody maybe is showing up.
“Then it’s about what fits for the opponent.”
But there is cause to suggest that if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
The Potential Lineups
Addressing his decision to name an unchanged side for the first three games of the season, Klopp added “that will not happen too often from now in the future.”
Whether this comes into effect before or after the international break remains to be seen, but with the manager explaining that “it was always clear August would be a bit different,” the latter seems likely.
In midfield, Wijnaldum would retain his role as the No. 6, with Milner and Keita shuttling as Roberto Firmino drops deep from his nominal centre-forward position.
However, with the international break looming and few of his first-team squad remaining on Merseyside for the first weeks of next month, Klopp could opt for alterations.
The Reds are next in action after this weekend with a difficult trip to Wembley to take on Tottenham on September 15, and it is unlikely he will take too many risks for that clash.
Therefore, it is possible that he provides starting opportunities for those who would otherwise be without match sharpness over a month into the campaign.
Fabinho is certainly a candidate in that respect, with Klopp lamenting how he, Alisson and Firmino would “come [back] from the USA midweek” before the game, which happens to be another lunchtime kickoff.
The 24-year-old could make his debut in testing conditions at the King Power, potentially replacing Wijnaldum at the base of the midfield.
Meanwhile, Henderson is yet to start this season, with Wijnaldum in excellent form, but has provided urgency in his three cameo appearances so far.
The captain could be considered to take over from Milner instead, and with these two changes the Reds could line up like this on Saturday:
There are other possibilities for Klopp, with Nathaniel Clyne potentially giving Alexander-Arnold a break before England duty and Shaqiri a willing alternate for any of Keita, Salah or Mane.
But it is likely that Liverpool will remain in familiar shape against Leicester, before Klopp shuffles his pack after the upcoming friendlies and qualifiers.