Liverpool face Everton at Goodison Park on Saturday lunchtime, in the 237th Merseyside derby.
The Reds find themselves three points adrift of their rivals in the Premier League table, following four wins out of four for the Blues.
It promises to be a nervy, frantic occasion at Goodison, as Jurgen Klopp’s champions look to bounce back from their horror-show defeat at Aston Villa.
Here’s how we think Liverpool will line-up this weekend…
With Alisson still injured, there is no doubt that Adrian will start this weekend.
The pressure is on, though, following a terrible performance at Villa.
Alexander-Arnold’s form has been up-and-down so far this season, but he is a certainty to play.
As a local lad, he knows exactly how much this game means.
This is a tough call, but we think Fabinho could get the nod in a rare centre-back role.
The Brazilian was excellent there against Chelsea, while Joe Gomez is out form and Joel Matip is only just fit again.
Virgil van Dijk
Van Dijk remains arguably the first name on Liverpool’s team-sheet.
If there is ever talk of him not starting a big game, something has gone badly wrong.
Robertson is one of the few who actually played quite well at Villa, and he is a shoo-in to start.
The Scot should be well-rested, too, having missed the midweek international action through suspension.
We think this will be Thiago’s first-ever Liverpool start – what an occasion to achieve that feat.
The Spaniard is simply too good not to start and supporters will be so excited about the prospect of him running the show.
Henderson is another who should come straight into the team after a fitness absence.
Liverpool simply don’t have the same intensity when the skipper isn’t playing, and that will be needed in a derby.
Naby Keita is the unfortunate man to miss out, but Wijnaldum is the more reliable option at present.
Granted, he can throw in anonymous performances away from home, but his physicality will be required against a combative Everton midfield.
Salah scored twice away to Villa, taking his tally to five in the Premier League already this season.
He looks in fantastic form, so his place in the side isn’t even up for debate.
Can he score his first goal at Goodison?
Mane’s absence was really felt last time around, but he has overcome COVID-19 and will surely start.
Liverpool’s No.10 is expected to be up against Seamus Coleman, which will be an intriguing tussle.
Firmino’s poor form has been well-documented, but we think he will just about keep his place.
Takumi Minamino and Diogo Jota are waiting in the wings, but it would be nice to see Liverpool’s famous front-three all start together for the first time at Goodison.