'Nat Phillips is now first-choice centre-back'

Ian Doyle: It's time for a change.

Well, certainly in terms of the formation for Liverpool, as whatever they are doing now clearly isn't working.

In goal, it would be some ask to involve Alisson Becker and, with doubts over Caoimhin Kelleher's fitness, Adrian is back.

It was tempting to bring in Kostas Tsimikas but the disruption elsewhere in defence means he will have to wait.

Andy Robertson is left-back, Trent Alexander-Arnold on the right. Fabinho returns but I'm not putting him into the defence. Instead, Nat Phillips must now be considered first-choice centre-back for the rest of the season, and he can be joined by Ozan Kabak this time.

Fabinho can sit alongside Thiago in a deeper midfield role, with Naby Keita ahead of the duo and Sadio Mane on the left and Mohamed Salah on the right.

Divock Origi nearly got the nod up top, but Roberto Firmino it is.

My team (4-2-3-1): Adrian; Alexander-Arnold, Kabak, Phillips, Robertson; Fabinho, Thiago; Salah, Keita, Mane; Firmino

'Too soon for Diogo Jota but Keita gets the nod'

Paul Gorst: The welcome sight of Diogo Jota back in training this week was a big lift for Liverpool.

But after nearly three months out of action, will this game come too soon for him?

With Chelsea on the horizon in that crunch game on Thursday night at Anfield, the answer, for me, is yes.

Jurgen Klopp insisted the question of Alisson Becker's inclusion had not been discussed on Friday but purely for argument's sake, we will take the Brazil No.1 out of the team following the tragic passing of his father this week.

At centre-back, where the big issue is for Klopp yet again, it's a partnership of Nat Phillips and Ozan Kabak.

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The sad thing is it's taken a lay-off for captain Jordan Henderson for Liverpool to return to two specialist centre-halves at the back, but it has been that kind of season for the champions.

Fabinho was expected to return to training over the weekend but this game will almost certainly come too early for his potential involvement.

In midfield, I am going to give Naby Keita the nod after his recent return to training. He can feature alongside Thiago Alcantara and Gini Wijnaldum in a strong-looking trio.

Up top, Jota can be left in reserve behind the usual front three.

My team (4-3-3): Adrian; Alexander-Arnold, Phillips, Kabak, Robertson; Wijnaldum, Thiago, Keita; Salah, Firmino, Mane

'Now is the time for Ben Davies'

Matt Addison: With a couple of players back from injuries, there are a couple of decisions to be made.

For me, Diogo Jota will play a part but after so long out injured, it is hard to see that coming from the start - he will have to wait to come off the bench.

That means the usual front three will start once more, though they have had a full week since their last match and so should be fresh enough to do so.

In midfield, it is the same: Naby Keita will have to come back from injury as a substitute first, with Curtis Jones deserving of his place as the most attacking player in that trio.

Jones will be alongside Gini Wijnaldum, who will make it 48 Premier League games on the spin that he has featured in for Liverpool, and Thiago Alcantara.

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At the back, the big decision for me is putting in Ben Davies. The thinking is this: Liverpool signed the player from Preston, presumably with some intentions of giving him a game or two before the end of the season.

If ever there is a game for a player to transition from Championship to Premier League in, it is Sheffield United.

With Jordan Henderson injured, Liverpool are a left-sided centre-back short and Davies fits the bill.

His passing is also better, by all accounts, than Nat Phillips' and in a game where Liverpool will once again come up against a low block defence, moving possession quickly and accurately will be absolutely vital.

If he doesn't play in this one, you wonder if he ever will.

My team (4-3-3): Adrian; Alexander-Arnold, Kabak, Davies, Robertson; Thiago, Wijnaldum, Jones; Salah, Firmino, Mane

'Naby Keita comes in and Nat Phillips starts'

Connor Dunn: As my colleagues have already alluded to, this match may have come too soon for Diogo Jota - despite his return to Liverpool training this week - and so he takes a place on the bench with the regular front three lining up against Sheffield United.

In goal, it will simply come down to how Alisson is feeling but for all intents and purposes here Adrian starts to allow the Brazil No.1 some time away after the tragic news of his father's death this week.

In midfield, Thiago Alcantara and Gini Wijnaldum take their place in the absence of Jordan Henderson and Fabinho, while they are joined in my selection by Naby Keita.

It's a little harsh on Curtis Jones, but he can make an impact off the bench with the reintroduction of Keita giving the Reds something different in the engine room.

In defence, the full-back pairing of Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson assume their positions while the ongoing injury problems in the heart of defence mean selections are limited.

However, Nat Phillips has barely put a foot wrong when he's come in and his aerial presence will be a huge benefit so he starts alongside Ozan Kabak who Klopp will hope starts to find his feet.

My team (4-3-3): Adrian; Alexander-Arnold, Phillips, Kabak, Robertson; Wijnaldum, Thiago, Keita; Salah, Firmino, Mane