A 26-man Liverpool squad took to the training pitches on Kirkby as they put the finishing touches on their preparations for Benfica’s visit on Wednesday.
After three successive starts, it would not be out of the realm of possibility that the Spaniard is due for extra rest or is following his own individual programme elsewhere.
The Reds will host the Portuguese side in the second leg of the Champions League quarter-final tie, with a 3-1 advantage having seen them put one foot into the semi-finals.
And although Klopp cannot predict exactly what Benfica will do, he knows that he would “go for it, full throttle. Put us under pressure and try to score early.”
A side with nothing to lose makes for a dangerous opponent and the manager has hinted fresh legs will go a long way in completing the job after the taxing events at the Etihad.
A 25-man senior squad once more opens the doors to plenty of possibilities for his 23-man matchday squad at Anfield, with plenty of players pushing for a place in the XI.
Young goalkeeper Harvey Davies and Rhys Williams were both involved in Tuesday’s session, although will not be considered for the final squad.
With a two-goal advantage, Liverpool can make changes and still very much be aware of the risk Benfica can pose – but their depth significantly reduces any risk that rotation may pose.
Liverpool squad in training on Tuesday
Defenders: Van Dijk, Matip, Konate, Gomez, R. Williams, Alexander-Arnold, Robertson, Tsimikas
Midfielders: Fabinho, Henderson, Milner, Keita, Jones, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Elliott
Forwards: Salah, Diaz, Firmino, Mane, Jota, Minamino, Origi