The manager has a number of selection headaches ahead of the trip to St. James’, revealing in his pre-match press conference that one of his defenders is a doubt for the clash.
It has sparked further calls from fans for investment in the squad, but Klopp can only call upon members of his current squad for this one.
Here’s the full rundown of who is available and who could miss out for Newcastle vs. Liverpool:
- Trent Alexander-Arnold (ankle) – available
- Stefan Bajcetic (adductor) – available
- Alexis Mac Allister (red card) – available
- Nat Phillips (unknown) – available
- Ibrahima Konate (muscle) – doubt
- Conor Bradley (minor injury) – doubt
- Curtis Jones (knock) – unavailable
- Thiago (hip) – unavailable
Stefan Bajcetic is also expected to be available having watched last weekend’s victory from the substitutes bench.
Ibrahima Konate is a doubt for Sunday’s game having not trained since Tuesday due to a muscle injury.
Nat Phillips trained with the squad this week and could contend for a spot on the bench with the squad light on defenders, despite not having featured in the league since November.
Conor Bradley has been out of action since the start of the summer and isn’t expected to be named in the matchday squad.
Alexis Mac Allister is however available after having his three-match suspension overturned following a successful appeal.
Liverpool’s available squad vs. Newcastle
Defenders: Van Dijk, Konate*, Matip, Gomez, Phillips, Quansah, Alexander-Arnold, Robertson, Tsimikas
Midfielders: Mac Allister, Szoboszlai, Endo, Elliott, Clark, Bajcetic
Forwards: Salah, Gakpo, Diaz, Jota, Nunez, Doak