Liverpool look to react to their 3-2 defeat to West Ham when the Gunners arrive on Merseyside for an evening kickoff, with Klopp’s squad depleted by injury.
It is a predictable situation for the Reds, particularly after the nightmare at centre-back last term, and the hope is they are better-placed to deal with it this time around.
Arsenal head to Anfield on a 10-game unbeaten run, including eight victories, and are just two points and one place below Liverpool in the table.
So how does Klopp set his side up to take the three points?
As Klopp spoke to reporters ahead of kickoff, he revealed that Liverpool are without six players and face two further doubts:
- Jordan Henderson and Andy Robertson facing a late fitness test
- James Milner and Naby Keita the next to return, but not for this weekend
- Joe Gomez, Curtis Jones and Roberto Firmino still out along with Harvey Elliott
- Fabinho and Sadio Mane both fit to feature
Liverpool’s XI vs. Arsenal
Speaking in his pre-match press conference, Klopp revealed that a “late, late, late, late, late decision” will be taken on the involvement of Robertson and Henderson.
That would suggest that, despite hopes they will be passed fit, they are likely to be left out of the starting lineup either way.
However, Klopp’s focus on Robertson and Henderson in the buildup could indicate that, if they are fit, they will be in contention to start.
If that is the case, Liverpool could shape up closer to full strength on Saturday.
Henderson could take over from Oxlade-Chamberlain in midfield while Robertson could be retained over Tsimikas at left-back.
Those changes would see Liverpool line up like this:
Though defeat in east London last time around was a setback for Liverpool, it is far from the doom and gloom that seems to have set in over a long international break.
Klopp should still have enough strength at his disposal to break Arsenal‘s unbeaten streak and restore the Reds to form – with or without his captain and first-choice left-back.