After a comfortable win against Stoke City at the weekend in the Premier League, Liverpool, the only club to still be defeated yet in the Europa League will take on Borussia Dortmund for the 2nd leg of the quarter-final of the competition on Thursday.
The first leg ended in a 1-1 draw in Germany and the Liverpool manager will be hoping for a repeat of the performance or go one better and will try and knock his former team out of the competition in this round.
Klopp revealed in his press conference that the club has no new injury problems to worry about. Skipper Jordan Henderson is out for the season while striker Christian Benteke is still out injured. Joe Gomez, Danny Ings, and Jordan Rossiter are the only other players who are unavailable for this clash.
The manager now has 3 fit forwards and with Origi and Sturridge both scoring at the weekend, it will be interesting to see who takes the field on the night. Here is the strongest Liverpool line-up that might face Borussia Dortmund on Thursday:
Showed good presence in mind in the previous two games and will be hoping for a clean sheet at home on Thursday.
The first choice right back for Liverpool will once again start on the night and will have a great responsibility on his shoulders at the right-hand side of the defense.
The Croatian has been in good form off-late and will play a key role at the heart of the Liverpool defense against Dortmund.
The French international had a superb game in Germany but will have to be at his best once again if Liverpool are to stand a chance of qualification.
Had a great game against Stoke City and will be full of confidence going into the clash on Thursday night with a lot depending on his shoulders.
A solid display in midfield in Germany will give Can plenty of confidence as he will be on the top of his game in the 2nd leg at Anfield.
The skipper of the team in Henderson’s absence, Milner has a lot of work to do in the mid-field along with lifting his team-mates up for the whole game at Anfield.
The injury to Henderson along with a good performance against Stoke City will give Joe Allen a chance to prove himself against Dortmund on Thursday.
The Brazilian is the most important player for Liverpool as he will be responsible for breaking Dortmund’s defense at Anfield.
Having started the Stoke game on the bench, Lallana, who has been in good form will start on Thursday and will have to be at his best if Liverpool are to get a result from this game.
The Belgian is in sublime form netting three goals in his last two games and will once against lead his side out against Dortmund at Anfield this week.