Liverpool welcome West Ham to Anfield on Saturday evening, as the Reds return to Premier League action.
Jurgen Klopp’s men are looking for a fourth win in a row in all competitions, but the Hammers will provide them with a stern test this weekend.
Klopp has a potential injury crisis in defence to deal with, so the German will be weighing up his options ahead of the game.
Here’s how we think Liverpool will line-up at Anfield, in a 4-2-3-1 formation…
Alisson’s return from injury has made a big difference for Liverpool.
He will continue against West Ham, hopefully displaying his world-class ability.
Alexander-Arnold was sensational against Midtjylland in midweek, producing a Man of the Match.
More of the same on Saturday would be just what the doctor ordered.
Rhys Williams is an option, but we think Klopp will go with Henderson in a rare centre-back role.
Virgil van Dijk, Fabinho and Joel Matip are all missing, giving the manager a real selection headache.
Gomez is Liverpool’s only fit senior centre-back, so he is vital at the moment.
The 23-year-old’s form has been good and that needs to carry on this weekend.
Robertson’s energy levels continue to amaze and he will again start against the Hammers.
The Scot’s attacking thrust could be vital against a potentially defence-minded Hammers outfit.
Thiago is fit again to come into the side, acting as a huge boost to Liverpool.
The Spaniard should return in a double pivot, should Klopp stick with the 4-2-3-1 system.
With Henderson at the back, Wijnaldum is expected to accompany Thiago in midfield.
The Dutchman’s steady influence and defensive instincts will be key at Anfield.
Jota’s has already scored three goals for Liverpool and he will hope to add to that tally.
The Portuguese could start on the right-hand side, although he struggled there against Sheffield United last weekend.
Firmino may continue in a No.10 role, dropping deep and offering protection to Thiago and Wijnaldum.
There have been a few signs that the Brazilian’s form is slowly improving.
Mane was rested in midweek, along with Mohamed Salah and Firmino, so he should be raring to go.
The 28-year-old’s world-class brilliance and link-up play with Robertson could play a key role in Liverpool winning.
Salah will lead the line if Klopp opts for a 4-2-3-1, looking to add to his seven goals already this season.
The Egyptian could be the man West Ham most fear at Anfield.