Liverpool will travel to face Porto on Matchday 2 of the Champions League group stages with something of an injury crisis in midfield, but could hand Divock Origi another chance from the start.
Thiago is ruled out until after the international break, Naby Keita is likely to miss the clash and James Milner is struggling for fitness, added to the long-term absence of Harvey Elliott as well as Georginio Wijnaldum’s departure in the summer.
Jurgen Klopp hasn’t let it affect him so far, with the Reds the only side that remains undefeated in the Premier League so far this season, and the German will be looking for his team to assert themselves in Group B after an opening round victory against Milan.
Alisson will again take his place in goal, with Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andrew Robertson likely to continue in the full-back positions despite both looking shaky in the weekend draw at Brentford.
Joe Gomez could come into the side to replace Joel Matip after he captained the Reds in the League Cup against Norwich last week and looked excellent in his first start since injury last season. Virgil van Dijk is likely to keep his place alongside.
Fabinho will have to go again in the No.6 with captain Jordan Henderson ahead of him, with the third spot in the midfield under question.
With a bumper Premier League clash against Manchester City to come on the weekend, Klopp could spare Milner in midweek and go with Curtis Jones again, who shone against Brentford and scored his first goal of the season.
Origi was a surprise starter against Milan, but after an impressive outing and a goal in the win against Norwich a week ago, the Belgian might find himself called upon again.
Roberto Firmino made his comeback to the side after an earlier injury, and he could make his return to the starting XI in Portugal.
After becoming the fastest Liverpool player to reach the feat of 100 top-flight league goals, Mohamed Salah will look to continue his stellar start to the season and should start, meaning Sadio Mane and Diogo Jota would be granted some rest on the bench.
With that game against City in mind, Klopp could turn to some of his squad options off the bench, but the starting XI will be more than good enough to pick up an important three points and maintain control of the group.