Jurgen Klopp is set to recall Mohamed Salah to the starting line up when Liverpool take on West Brom. The Egyptian was on the bench last time out at the Premier League champions thrashed Crystal Palace 7-0 at Selhurst Park eight days ago.
It did not stop Salah from making a huge impact though and he found the net twice in south east London despite playing just the final 35 minutes of the match.
Now the Premier League’s top scorer will have West Brom’s shaky defence running scared ahead of their trip to Merseyside under new boss Sam Allardyce.
Coincidentally, the former England manager was the last visiting coach to win at Anfield when he guided his old Crystal Palace side to a 2-1 victory in April 2017.
The Baggies are already five points adrift in 19th but will be looking to cause an upset against the league leaders.
Unfortunately for him, Klopp sees the Japan international as somebody contesting for a place in the front three.
It’s something that may work against Minamino when push comes to shove and Curtis Jones is more likely to return after being benched at Palace.
Jones has been in excellent form and has been a regular this season under Klopp in his breakthrough campaign.
In attack, Sadio Mane will be looking to prove a point after being subbed off last week for Salah, to his frustration.
Salah will start as mentioned with Roberto Firmino completing Liverpool’s attack.
The Brazilian has finally hit form once again and will be itching to get back out on the field.
Expected Liverpool XI (4-3-3): Alisson; Robertson, Matip, Fabinho, Alexander-Arnold; Wijnaldum, Henderson, Jones; Salah, Mane, Firmino.