Even so, the probable absence of Mane—from the XI if not the squad entirely—after surgery on his hand should mean Jurgen Klopp has a decision to make.
We put it to the fans across social media to ask who they’d rather see come into the starting lineup: Shaqiri or Sturridge?
It was far from a one-sided poll, but the Swiss international edged it across more than 13,000 votes on Facebook, 54 per cent to 46.
And on Twitter it was a similar story: 55 per cent went for Shaqiri, with 45 per cent wanting to see Sturridge get his chance to start.
Thus far, Shaqiri has made six appearances for the Reds since signing from Stoke, totalling 191 minutes.
The striker has scored four times so far, averaging a goal every 51 minutes on the pitch, and was named September Player of the Month by fans.
That’s apparently not enough to get him the nod if there’s only one space up for grabs against Huddersfield—it’s Shaqiri who should start, say the supporters!