Another decisive week has gone brilliantly so far with wins over Burnley and Bayern Munich, but the Reds look to make it perfect with victory at Craven Cottage.
After a big night in Munich, Klopp could make select changes on Sunday to ensure the Reds are fresh and sharp to deliver another winning performance.
However, some untimely injuries have struck to key midfielders, leaving Klopp’s options for rotation in that area relatively limited.
So how could Liverpool’s starting XI look at Craven Cottage?
In his pre-match press conference Klopp confirmed Jordan Henderson is ruled out with the ankle injury that forced the captain off early against Bayern.
Naby Keita is a doubt due to a muscle problem, though his availability for matchday inclusion will continually be assessed.
Meanwhile, slightly worryingly, Sadio Mane wasn’t seen in Liverpool’s official training photos released on Friday.
There is no official word on an injury for the in-form Senegalese, so hopefully he is fit and available.
One big positive update came with Klopp stating that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will be “100 percent fit” after the international break.
Klopp could make changes to his starting team and several Reds will be hoping to be called upon.
And if Klopp wanted to conduct some rotation in defence, Dejan Lovren is available.
The Potential Lineups
The impending international break provides a chance to recuperate, so there is no expectation for wholesale changes at Craven Cottage.
Another full-strength Reds team will be deployed, but it would still be no surprise to see Klopp conduct some gentle rotation.
It is highly improbable that any switches will be made in defence or the forward line.
The regular front three—assuming Mane is fine to feature—are all obvious starters too, which leaves the only question as to what goes between.
One thing for sure is that Fabinho will start in the No. 6 role in Henderson’s absence—and it is just a case of which duo joins the Brazilian.
Lallana could therefore enter for a second Premier League game running, replacing Milner who may feel the effects of a second start in quick succession.
That would see two changes made to the starting XI and see Liverpool start like this:
For a must-win game against struggling opponents, Klopp could reshape with a more attack-minded 4-2-3-1 setup.
Ten of the starting 11 from the above lineup would start, but one key difference would be that Shaqiri enters the fold instead of Lallana.
Liverpool will almost certainly dominate proceedings at Craven Cottage, so an extra creative spark and genuine match-winner would be useful in the final third.
It therefore seems an ideal time to reintegrate Shaqiri—especially to help him rediscover form and confidence to be ready to contribute to a big end to the season.
The reshuffle would mean Fabinho and Wijnaldum operate as a two-man centre, with Milner again making way:
It has been a fantastic week so far for Liverpool, but the Reds must follow the great work produced at Anfield and the Allianz Arena with another crucial victory at Craven Cottage.