Missing Players and team news:

Klopp has no new injury concerns heading into this weekend’s game and will be able to welcome Nat Phillips back to the starting lineup. The 24-year-old, who has missed the last two matches with a hamstring problem, was named in the starting lineup for the postponed fixture at Old Trafford last weekend so should be in contention to start alongside Ozan Kabak. A start in defence for Phillips will likely see Fabinho return to the midfield, and he could be joined by Georginio Wijnaldum and Thiago Alcantara, who both started against the Saints earlier this year. Defenders Virgil van Dijk (knee), Joe Gomez (knee) and Joel Matip (ankle) remain on the treatment table, while captain Jordan Henderson (groin) and Divock Origi (muscle) are still a few weeks away from a full recovery. Klopp will have to decide as to whether he starts all four of his main attacking options – Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Diogo Jota – as he did against Newcastle, although the latter is the most likely to begin on the bench. As for Southampton, they also have a lengthy list of absentees including Ings (hamstring), Oriol Romeu (ankle), Ryan Bertrand (calf) and William Smallbone (knee), while Takumi Minamino is ineligible to face his parent club. Centre-back Jannik Vestergaard was show a straight red card for a challenge on Jamie Vardy last Friday, however his one-match ban has been rescinded following a successful appeal, and he is in contention to start at Anfield alongside Jan Bednarek. Defender Jack Stephens started the game against Leicester at left-back in Bertrand’s absence, and he could keep his place in the side, although Mohammed Salisu could be a better option to cope with Salah as the Ghanaian is not only left-footed but also possesses more pace than his teammate. Hasenhuttl may also decide to start Nathan Redmond up front alongside Che Adams, while Theo Walcott could return to the first XI at the expense of Nathan Tella.

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