As you can see from the line-ups below, Klopp has decided to rest his first-choice front three, with Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino on the bench while Sadio Mané gets a night off. In come Divock Origi, Tajumi Minamino and Diogo Jota, as well as Xherdan Shaqiri.
Liverpool: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Fabinho, Gomez, Robertson; Milner, Henderson; Shaqiri, Minamino, Jota; Origi
Subs: Adrian, Kelleher, Jones, Cain, Firmino, N Williams, R Williams, Wijnaldum, Salah
Midtjylland: Andersen; Andersson, Sviatchenko, Scholz, Paulinho; Onyeka, Cajuste; Dreyer, Sisto, Mabil; Kaba
Subs: M Anderson, Cools, Evander, Dyhr, Isaksen, Kraev, Madsen, Ottesen, Pfeiffer, Thorsen, Vibe
Referee: P Razkowski (Poland)
Hello. Nothing can be taken for granted in this world any more. So let’s start with the case for today’s visitors winning at Anfield. Danish champions Midtjylland are a crafty side run by people who’ve proven they can make modest resources go far thanks to shrewd recruitment and advanced maths. They earned this date by winning knockout ties against Ludogorets, Young Boys and Slavia Prague. And they’ve got more rehearsed moves than a big-label boy band, so watch out for them trying to take advantage of Van Dijk-less Liverpool at set-pieces. Although this is Midtjylland’s first ever participation in the Champions League group stages, they have knocked an English team out of a continental competition before, beating Sadio Mané’s Southampton in the Europa League back in 2015.
All that being said, it would be a shock if Liverpool – even with all their injuries and even if Jürgen Klopp mixes the side up a tad – failed to beat a side that lost 4-0 at home to Atalanta last week. Liverpool may not have sparkled while overcoming Ajax at the same time and they clearly have defensive issues, but they should still have enough firepower to send the visitors back to Denmark with nothing more than stories of the time they saw Divock Oirigi hurtling past them on his way to another goal. Right? Let’s see.