The Reds are sitting pretty atop Group C currently but will want to cement that spot with another vital victory over the Serbian outfit.
Tuesday’s clash is a must-win for Klopp’s side, with three points crucial to maintaining a leading position ahead of two huge closing games at PSG and against Napoli at Anfield.
Klopp will know that more than anyone and should prove just how crucial it is by naming another full-strength side in attempt to secure an important victory.
Here we take a look at how Liverpool could line up for a key match in Belgrade.
Team News & Possible Changes
Certain Reds will be eyeing a starting role should Klopp freshen up his starting XI.
With Shaqiri unavailable, Adam Lallana presents the go-to option for the advanced midfield role or to enter the attack.
Once again the main question for Klopp comes in which formation to deploy the Reds—which will therefore dictate how Liverpool line up.
The Potential Lineups
There is no doubt that this is a crucial game for the Reds, with three points an absolute must.
No risks or gambles can afford to be taken and Red Star certainly cannot be underestimated, with the Serbian outfit sure to present an entirely different challenge on home soil.
Only the strongest side possible should be fielded, which—providing 4-3-3 remains—could see Klopp name the same team which started at Arsenal on Saturday.
Indeed, that XI is currently Liverpool’s strongest available all things considered—with Keita certain to be lacking full match fitness.
And it would be no surprise if we see it deployed again, giving the Reds full attacking power but also a hardworking, solid unit for a tough away fixture.
This is how Liverpool would line up on Tuesday night if everything with system and personnel is kept the same:
The first meeting between the sides at Anfield just under two weeks ago saw Klopp switch to 4-2-3-1 for the first time this season.
It was a move that paid off handsomely, inspiring the return of Liverpool’s attacking excellence and a comfortable 4-0 victory which could and should have been more.
With that in mind, Klopp could revisit the blueprint that worked so well at Anfield in Belgrade.
Balancing out the increased attacking threat will be key, and Klopp could do so by opting for greater experience in defence on what will be a hostile night.
Which way Klopp decides to go remains to be seen, but one thing for sure is that both lineups offer strong selections which should be good enough to bring a vital three points back to Merseyside.