Liverpool has won its last game before the lockout, seeing Bournemouth with a win at home 2-1 in a match that proved to be much more delicate than expected.
The Reds head to the second part of the season, very close to win their first Premier League title.
A victory over their local rivals will guarantee more or less. In fact, if Arsenal can see Manchester City, a win for Liverpool clôturerait the title instantly. Incentives sweet enough if the Gunners can do business.
However, it is likely that City will see men of Mikel Arteta, which means that the celebrations for the title in the half red of Merseyside will be suspended, at least for the moment.
The manager Jurgen Klopp will have the added advantage of name nine substitutes. In this, it could mean that young players such as Harvey Elliott and Neco Williams have a chance in the coming weeks.
A victory of 6-0 against Blackburn Rovers last week gave an overview of the position of Klopp. The likes of Takumi Minamino and Naby Keita could both push for starts.
So, with this, we believe four changes. Alisson will return in goal, while Andy Robertson and Jordan Henderson are also back from injury. In addition, we support Klopp to give Keita a man of 53 million pounds sterling at the expense of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.