The Reds will lift the Premier League title tonight, in an elaborate ceremony to mark the club’s first top-flight triumph since 1990.
But first comes a clash with Chelsea, an opponent who can ensure the “circle closes” for Jordan Henderson, as Klopp attested, with the Blues striking a fatal blow to Liverpool’s title hopes back in 2014.
Frank Lampard’s side are still battling for a place in next season’s Champions League, so despite the title being wrapped up there is a lot to play for tonight—for the hosts, it is largely to guarantee a celebratory finish.
Klopp has named a strong lineup as a result, with Alisson making his 14th and final league appearance at Anfield this season.
Adam Lallana has been named on the substitutes’ bench for the first time since the restart, with Klopp explaining that he wanted him to “feel how important he is and was for us during my five years of being here now.”
Substitutes: Adrian, Lovren, Milner, Lallana, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Shaqiri, Minamino, Jones, Elliott, Origi
Chelsea: Kepa; Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Zouma, James; Jorginho, Kovacic, Mount; Willian, Alonso, Giroud
Substitutes: Willy, Christensen, Tomori, Emerson, Loftus-Cheek, Hudson-Odoi, Pedro, Pulisic, Abraham