Liverpool return to Anfield in the Premier League where they take on Aston Villa on Saturday afternoon. Jurgen Klopp will be looking to end his side's miserable run of six consecutive defeats at home by conjuring a master plan that will see them clinch a victory over Dean Smith's men as well.
The Reds will also have some sort of revenge mindset heading into the tie given that the reverse fixture ended in a humiliating 7-2 Liverpool defeat at Villa Park earlier in the season. Since December 16 last year, Liverpool have not won a single match at home and they will be hoping to bring that miserable and embarrassing run to an end on Saturday afternoon.
Jurgen Klopp's men are also heading into this tie on the back of a 3-q defeat at the hands of Zinedine Zidane's Real Madrid in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League clash at the Alfredo Di Stefano stadium earlier this week.
Here's how Liverpool could line up for this clash.
Despite being shaky between the sticks for his side against the Los Blancos in the Champions League fixture on Tuesday night, Brazilian goalie Alisson is set to retain his spot in the team.
Jurgen Klopp is expected to put faith in English right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold despite making a costly mistake that cost the Reds the second goal against Madrid. Robertson is set to fill the left-back position, while Kabak and Philips are set to be the central defenders.
Thiago may be starting this game alongside Fabinho and Jones. Wijnaldum and Keita were below par against Madrid and they could be benched for this fixture.
Jota is almost certain to be handed the chance to continue his fine run of form, while Salah and Firmino could be his partners upfront. Man's poor form could see him start from the bench.
Predicted Liverpool XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Kabak, Philips, Robertson, Thiago, Jones, Fabinho Firmino, Jota, Salah.