With a Champions League opener against AC Milan to come in midweek, Klopp has rested his captain, as the strength of his midfield ranks is laid clear.
Today sees Liverpool take on a Leeds side who are yet to win in this season’s Premier League, previously having drawn with both Everton and Burnley and lost to Man United, but are expected to be a tough opponent regardless.
Fortunately, Klopp is buoyed by the availability of his Brazilian duo, with Alisson one of those granted permission to play late on Friday following correspondence with FIFA.
Leeds: Meslier; Ayling, Cooper, Llorente, Firpo; Phillips, Dallas; Raphinha, Rodrigo, Harrison; Bamford
Substitutes: Klaesson, Struijk, Cresswell, Shackleton, Klich, Summerville, James, McCarron, Roberts
Substitutes: Kelleher, Konate, Gomez, Tsimikas, Henderson, Milner, Keita, Jones, Oxlade-Chamberlain