Jurgen Klopp faces further decision from Sadio Mane as Liverpool consider overhaul – .

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Jurgen Klopp faces further decision from Sadio Mane as Liverpool consider overhaul – .


Liverpool extended their unbeaten start to the season with a remarkable win at Manchester United on Sunday.
Mohamed Salah scored a hat-trick and Naby Keita and Diogo Jota also scored as the Reds claimed a historic 5-0 victory at Old Trafford in the Premier League.

Liverpool will now face the fourth of their seven games in 23 days when they face championship wrestlers Preston North End in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday.

And here, we anticipate the changes Jurgen Klopp could make when his team are next in action.

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Incoming changes

Liverpool, as in the third round victory over Norwich City, are expected to turn strong for the game at Deepdale.

Caoimhin Kelleher, if he recovers from the illness that ruled him out this weekend, will be in goal, with Adrian on hold.

Kostas Tsimikas is expected to line up at left-back, and while teenager Conor Bradley impressed the opposite flank on the last lap, Neco Williams is the favorite to start at right-back.

Joe Gomez is set to be a center-back, but his partner is an interesting one. It was Ibrahima Konate at Norwich, but the Frenchman was in Old Trafford.

Joel Matip has rested on the bench while Nat Phillips patiently awaits his first campaign exit. Virgil van Dijk will almost certainly not be involved.

Headache in midfield

There is little leeway for Liverpool in the engine room given the injuries that are now piling up.

Thiago Alcantara and Harvey Elliott are definitely out, while Fabinho – who missed United – will not be at risk and neither James Milner nor Naby Keita, both injured this weekend, are likely to be fit.

That leaves three senior center-backs to Jordan Henderson, Curtis Jones and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Henderson has to take a break. And that could mean another chance for Tyler Morton, the 18-year-old who impressed in the second half at Norwich.

Alternatively, a move to 4-2-3-1 could open up other options in the future.

Mane time?

Divock Origi and Takumi Minamino are certain to both start scoring at Norwich in the third round.

But doubts over the availability of Kaide Gordon – who has not played for an Academy side for four weeks due to injury – means Liverpool may have to tap into their senior ranks.

It could mean action for Sadio Mane, who only had a late exit from the bench against United.

Another option is James Balagizi, the Academy’s attacking midfielder, while his teenage colleague Mateusz Musialowski could also be involved.

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