The newly crowned Premier League champions will look to continue their excellent Premier League record when they face outgoing champions Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Thursday in a potential blockbuster match.

Though Pep Guardiola’s men are 23 points behind the Reds at this moment, they certainly don’t look like the team who are that far behind. This, in turn, shows just how good Liverpool have been.

Thursday’s game could be a mini rehearsal of what is to come next season, with City expected to come hard at Liverpool and not allow them an easy ride.

For Liverpool, it is a chance to show their championship-winning mentality and stamp their authority on their closest rivals.

In terms of team news, James Milner is back in training but remains a doubt for this game, while Joel Matip has will miss the rest of this season.

That all being said, here’s how we think Klopp may line his XI up: