But in recent weeks all eyes have been on Old Trafford – and in particular on the roster.
Admittedly, United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer angered Liverpool fans by keeping his promise that ‘someone might not be happy’ with his selection this week, fielding an effective reserve side who lost 2 -1 at Leicester City on Tuesday to face a major blow to the Reds’ Champions League qualification hopes.
And it was the sight of supporters lined up at goal, left back, right wing, front and just about every inch of Old Trafford pitch that forced Sunday’s visit to be postponed. last at Liverpool and prompted United to pile up.
Klopp, for his part, had sympathy for Solskjaer’s plight.
But is the Reds boss about to flummox United with his own surprising selection call?
After all, he’s done it before against their bitter rivals in the Northwest.
Amid all the confusion at Old Trafford earlier this month, it’s easy to forget that both teams initially continued regardless and confirmed their rosters an hour before the scheduled kick-off at 4:30 p.m.
And the center-back was Nat Phillips, although he had missed the previous two games due to a hamstring complaint and was apparently ruled out of the game by Klopp a few days earlier.
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It wasn’t what everyone expected.
Now, with the rescheduled game taking place tonight, Klopp has concerns about yet another center-back as Ozan Kabak fights for his fitness.
Rhys Williams is waiting to fill in as he did in Saturday’s win over Southampton, while moving Fabinho from midfielder is another option.
Klopp has previously indicated that Kabak was absent as the defender was not spotted in training on Tuesday. This, however, may be just to put Solskjaer out of the scent.
Will the Turkish international succeed? Will there be a change of midfield? Could there be a change in the attack?
We won’t know until around 7:15 pm tonight. No one, however, should be surprised if Klopp throws another curve ball.