The Reds took a Diogo Jota-sized hit in midweek, with the forward now on the sidelines for an undetermined amount of time, but Klopp does have options at his disposal up top.
Liverpool have already met the Canaries twice this season, in league and cup, and both occasions ended with a convincing 3-0 win.
Dean Smith is now in charge and knows Norwich need to “come up with some tricks where they can,” and a windy afternoon means the Reds will need to be on their toes.
Here is how the Reds could lineup on Saturday.
After a couple of weeks of the entire squad being fit and healthy, it’s not exactly the case ahead of the weekend’s fixture:
- Jota unavailable due to ankle ligament damage; “extent still not clear”
- A few “niggles” in the squad; changes beckon
- No other injuries to report, however, with options aplenty for Klopp
Liverpool’s XI vs. Norwich
Although the injury to the in-form Jota is far from ideal, Klopp knows he still has plenty of firepower in his attack, one that remains full of fresh legs.
After an intense battle in Italy, the manager will make changes, likely across each department in what would still be a strong side:
- Joel Matip and Kostas Tsimikas the changes in defence
- Henderson and Keita to return from the start, joining Fabinho
- Luis Diaz to replace Sadio Mane on the left
- And Firmino expected to start after a goal and 45-minutes in midweek
It would make for six changes from the win at Inter, with the Reds to look like this:
There will then need to be a decision over Mane, who has started back-to-back games following his Africa Cup of Nations exploits, with Diaz breathing down his neck:
- Matip and Konate to make fourth start together at the back
- Alexander-Arnold and Robertson to remain at full-back
- Henderson, Keita, Oxlade-Chamberlain midfield trio; Elliott an option
- Mane to stave off Diaz to start next to Salah and Firmino once more
Those tweaks have Liverpool lining up as follows:
Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Konate, Robertson; Henderson, Keita, Oxlade-Chamberlain; Salah, Mane, Firmino
With the strength in depth at Liverpool’s disposal, any changes from midweek make for a strong side and one more than capable of getting the job done against 18th-placed Norwich.