Liverpool team news: Predicted 4-3-3 line up to face Southampton – Klopp to rest Firmino?

Klopp’s side will have played three games in just eight days following their penalty shootout win over Chelsea in the European Super Cup in Istanbul on Wednesday night after winning their opening game of the Premier League season at home to Norwich last Friday,

And while he might be tempted to rest some of his biggest stars, the German is expected to pick a strong side when they travel to the south coast.

His biggest selection issue centres around winger Sadio Mane who scored twice against Chelsea after being named as a substitute for the Norwich clash.

He should line up against his former side on the left of a three-man attack which would mean Divock Origi dropping to the bench.

Klopp might also consider resting Roberto Firmino with their hectic start to the season coming shortly after his exploits for Brazil in the summer as they won the Copa America.

However, he should keep his place through the middle with Mohamed Salah on the right wing.

Klopp could ring the changes in midfield as Adam Lallana is another former Saints star expected to be named in the starting XI.

Jordan Henderson will probably have to make do with a place on the bench so Geroginio Wijnaldum – who came on as a sub against Chelsea – will partner Lallana in the middle.

Fabinho will almost certainly anchor the midfield.

The back four practically picks itself with Andrew Robertson at left-back, Trent Alexander-Arnold on the right and Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez in the centre of defence.

Adrian is set to continue in goal due to Alisson’s injury and Klopp insists he has faith in the former West Ham stopper to provide adequate cover after his save from Tammy Abraham’s penalty in the shootout against Chelsea proved decisive.

“When I first spoke to him (about signing) it was clear we needed to get him fit but then we had to put him straight in,” he said.

“He put in an incredible performance. Both goalkeepers did but for Adrian it was more surprising as there was no real preparation.

“I don’t even know when he last played for West Ham, to be honest.

“It’s so nice for him. I don’t think he won a lot in his life so to win this big one is so nice for him.

“Plus he showed that he is a proper personality in the dressing room. He was even louder than I was at half-time.”

How Liverpool could line up against Southampton

Adrian; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson; Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Lallana; Salah, Firmino, Mane

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