Liverpool return to Premier League action this weekend with the Merseyside derby, and Jurgen Klopp must deal with a number of fitness concerns as he selects his team.
The Reds will face Everton for the 243rd time in a long-awaited encounter following the international break in the weekend’s early kick-off.
Fresh injury issues during that break have made the manager’s task more difficult, but it does present an opportunity for others to come up and seize their chances.
Here’s how Liverpool might line up for the big game.
Andy Robertson is “out for a while” after dislocating his shoulder.
Cody Gakpo has only practiced with the squad once, therefore his availability is unknown.
Thiago and Stefan Bajcetic are still on the “out” list.
Ben Doak has a “muscle” problem and is out of the running.
While the management has some new concerns following the break, the last two weeks have allowed others to take a well-deserved break.
Ryan Gravenberch did not join the Netherlands U21 squad as a “signal” from manager Michael Reiziger following his choice to resign from the last squad.
The fitness possibilities up front may also provide Diogo Jota with the opportunity to lead the line from the start for the fourth time this season.
For the Reds, it could look like this: