A certain Liverpool superstar was the reason they extended their lead at the top of the Premier League table on Saturday.

Indeed, a deft touch and rifled finish from Sadio Mane was enough to earn the Reds a solid 1-0 win over Norwich City at Carrow Road.

It kept Liverpool unbeaten in the Premier League this season and opened up an astonishing 25-point lead at the top of the table.

Jurgen Klopp will now consider his options for a second game in a spell of five in 18 days.

And here we look ahead to the changes the Reds boss could make when his side are next in action and ready to resume their defence of the Champions League at Atletico Madrid on Tuesday.

The Keita question

Naby Keita made his 50th appearance for Liverpool at Carrow Road.

That alone shows you how much Jurgen Klopp is retaining faith in the Guinea international and sure enough, glimpses of the quality he possesses were there once again during the 1-0 win.

The midfielder has at times this season showed signs he is the £50million-man the Reds bought in the summer of 2018 too, hitting stride before being struck down by injury in January and looking sharp on his two substitute appearances since returning to the squad.

However, it was a frustrating game for Keita against Norwich overall.

He started well but was hampered by Daniel Farke's midfielders and perhaps should have scored from close range in the second half, only to be denied by Tim Krul, with Reds fans really still patiently waiting for him to spark into life.

Meanwhile, Keita has been excellent for Liverpool on the continent since his arrival, so when Klopp's side face Ateltico Madrid on Tuesday it presents the manager with a question about whether to continue with his creative spark - so he is able to hit form as the Reds go at full tilt for three trophies - or opt for a more tried and trusted set-up in the engine room before re-launching the 25-year-old's talents elsewhere.

Mane makes it easy

Sadio Mane was ready to start against Norwich but Klopp left him on the bench to allow him a "free choice" when Liverpool line-up at the Wanda Metropolitano in midweek.

The boss brought his superstar attacker on during the second-half and sure enough he proved to be the difference - sumptuously smashing home with his left boot to provide the only goal in the game.

Of course, the Senegal international was always extremely likely to start at Atleti - even despite Alex Oxalde-Chamberlain's six consecutive starts and excellent recent showings for the Reds.

However, after he once again turned in a world-class performance in East Anglia, there is no question about whether he lines up against Diego Simeone's men in the first-leg of the Champions League last 16.

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Fabinho ready

Fabinho was introduced into the Norwich game on the hour mark alongside Mane.

He made a difference, helping Liverpool's defensive efforts in the middle of the park after watching his team-mates being hassled by an exuberant Canaries midfield.

You would imagine he was sat on the bench to save his legs for when the Reds face Los Rojiblancos and after his performance it would seem there is no reason not to follow through with that presumed plan.