Missing Players and team news:
Klopp made no fewer than seven changes to his side for the weekend match against Fulham, suggesting that he is eager to prioritise the Champions League now. Of those, only Roberto Firmino and Ozan Kabak were left out through injury, but both could be back in time for Wednesday’s match. Klopp must decide whether or not the likes of Firmino and Sadio Mane should both return to the starting lineup given their underwhelming form of late, or whether Diogo Jota should keep his place in the XI. Mane and Mohamed Salah both scored in the first leg, while the latter is now Liverpool’s top scorer in the Champions League with 23 goals in 40 games. Along with Firmino and Mane, the likes of Fabinho, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Thiago Alcantara will be pushing for a recall. Jordan Henderson, Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip all remain long-term absentees for Liverpool, while back-up goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher is doubtful alongside Firmino and Kabak. Naby Keita will be keen to start against his former club, while Leipzig boast a former Liverpool man in the shape of goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi. The German outfit could be without former Manchester City full-back Angelino, who has had a direct hand in six of Leipzig’s 11 Champions League goals this season but has missed the last three matches with a thigh problem. Marcel Sabitzer and Willi Orban are also doubts for Nagelsmann’s side, while Marcel Halstenberg, Konrad Laimer and Dominik Szoboszlai are all sidelined. Emil Forsberg is now back fit after missing the first leg, though, and he could make his 50th European appearance. Christopher Nkunku will be hoping to take his good domestic form into Europe, meanwhile, having scored four goals in his last six Bundesliga outings.