Liverpool and Manchester City are set to clash at the Etihad as the Premier League resumes after the international break. The key question is: Who will emerge victorious?
The Reds showcased impressive form while representing their respective countries, and Klopp would undoubtedly want them to replicate that performance against the Sky Blues on Saturday.
In terms of team news, Alisson Becker is expected to start in goal, with Van Dijk and Matip likely to feature in the central defense.
Trent Alexander-Arnold is slated for the right-back position, while, with Andy Robertson still sidelined due to injury, Greek international Kostas Tsimikas is likely to start as the left-back.
In the center of the park, summer signings Ryan Gravenberch, Alexis Mac Allister, and Dominik Szoboszlai are expected to get the nod to start.
Gravenberch, having rested and trained well during the international break, Mac Allister contributed to Argentina’s victory over Brazil, and Szoboszlai leading his nation to secure a place in the European championships next year.
On the offensive front, Mohamed Salah, Darwin Nunez, and Luis Diaz found the net multiple times for their respective countries.
Additionally, Diogo Jota managed to provide an assist for Portugal.
Anticipate Salah and Diaz featuring on the flanks, with Nunez leading the line as the lone center forward.
Here is Liverpool’s potential strongest 4-3-3 starting XI against Manchester City: