For the first time in three months, a Liverpool teamsheet will be submitted in the Premier League this weekend.
The Reds travel to Goodison Park on Sunday evening for their first top-flight fixture in 106 days, knowing victory against Everton will take them to within three points of a first title in 30 years.
It’s been a long wait for Jurgen Klopp and his players as they sat patiently for the green light to resume their efforts to clinch the championship.
But having not played in the top flight since a 2-1 win over Bournemouth on March 7, the notion of form has disappeared for Klopp as he muses over his options.
But there is precious little to go on for Klopp in terms of match form when he comes to name his team.
So, how will the Liverpool manager shuffle his options for the 236th Merseyside derby?
Alisson Becker is fit and ready once more and will take his place in goal on Sunday evening. After missing the last three games through injury, the Brazilian will return to the Liverpool team.
Trent Alexander-Arnold will line up at right-back with Virgil van Dijk set to be partnered by Joe Gomez in the centre.
However, it is the left side of defence that is the subject of some debate. Andy Robertson sat out last week’s friendly with against Blackburn but did play some part in training on Wednesday.
Anfield sources were remaining tight-lipped on his availability for the weekend with Klopp set to deliver the latest in his Friday press conference. If he is unable to feature, James Milner will likely play on the left.
It is midfield, as usual, that provides the real headaches for Klopp, though.
Naby Keita, by all accounts, has been in sparkling form since the return to training. After another season blighted by injuries, the gifted Guinean could be set for a big few weeks with the Reds.
Keita offers an almost unique skillset in this Liverpool midfield with his dribbling ability capable of unsettling the most packed backlines. Will Klopp decide to let him off the leash at an empty Goodison Park?
Fabinho is another who has had a strange few months, prior to the suspension of football. One of the most in-form players in the first half of the season, the combative Brazilian hasn’t quite been at his imperious best since returning from ankle ligament damag e in January.
Perhaps the three-month layoff will have done him some good as he aims to get back to being one of the first names on the Klopp teamsheet.
Milner will be pushing for a start but Gini Wijnaldum is one of Klopp’s most trusted lieutenants and captain Jordan Henderson is expected to be selected.
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