he manner of Liverpool’s performance in their draw with Arsenal on Thursday night was concerning.
While it’s important to remember they were coming off a Covid-enforced break, the absence of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane was all too evident as what was a strong XI ended in a draw against ten men.
Jurgen Klopp has confirmed there are no new injury concerns to have emerged from the game, although it will likely come too soon for Divock Origi.
The Belgian is still struggling with the knee injury he picked up several weeks ago, leaving Klopp with relatively few options for the future.
“Yesterday he was running outside and looked really good, so I think he won’t be too far,” Klopp said.
Still, his team – usually so dominant at least in an attacking sense – will surely improve on Thursday’s performance. Back a bit in the swing of things, Klopp offers a high quality XI.
Liverpool predicted XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Henderson, Jones, Minamino, Firmino, Jota
injured: Divock Origi (knee), Thiago Alcantara (hip)