BLACKBURN, ENGLAND - Thursday, July 19, 2018: Liverpool's new signing Naby Keita during a preseason friendly match between Blackburn Rovers FC and Liverpool FC at Ewood Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Confirmed Liverpool lineup vs. Tottenham: Keita returns as Reds seek Wembley revenge

Jurgen Klopp has made one change to his starting lineup as Liverpool return to action with a tough Saturday lunchtime kickoff against Tottenham at Wembley.

The Reds took four wins from a possible four before the September international break, with only two other sides also boasting a perfect record heading into the weekend.

One of those, Watford, shocked Spurs last time out, which could either provoke a response from Liverpool’s hosts or see them return to action lacking momentum.

Klopp will be hoping for the latter, as his side head back to the scene of last season’s most draining defeat, with their 4-1 loss to Spurs almost a year ago serving as a jolt to the system.

The manager has kept faith with the majority of the side that earned a hard-fought 2-1 win at Leicester City before the break, in a bid to maintain pole position.

Alisson starts in goal, having been left out of Brazil’s 5-0 friendly win over El Salvador on Wednesday morning, though he only reported back for training on Thursday.

Ahead of the £65 million signing in defence are Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez, Virgil van Dijk and Andy Robertson.

Alexander-Arnold makes his 50th appearance for the first team, against the side he made his debut against back in October 2016.

Georginio is set to marshal the midfield in the No. 6 role, joined by James Milner and Naby Keita, who replaces Jordan Henderson.

And Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino are again named in attack, with Klopp hoping their long travel during the break won’t result in fatigue.

Henderson, Fabinho and Xherdan Shaqiri are among those named on the substitutes’ bench.

Tottenham: Vorm; Trippier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose; Dier, Dembele, Winks; Eriksen, Lucas, Kane

Substitutes: Gazzaniga, Sanchez, Aurier, Davies, Wanyama, Lamela, Son

Liverpool: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson; Wijnaldum, Milner, Keita; Salah, Mane, Firmino

Substitutes: Mignolet, Moreno, Matip, Fabinho, Henderson, Shaqiri, Sturridge

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