'Diogo Jota sits out as Naby Keita keeps his place'

Paul Gorst: A big week for Jurgen Klopp sees his Liverpool enter it in goal-laden form.

The five plundered against Watford on Saturday lunchtime took them up to 33 in just 11 games this term, but the chief spoilers of Atletico Madrid are unlikely to be as accommodating at the Wanda Metropolitano on Tuesday night.

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Alisson Becker is certain to return, at least, and he’s behind an unchanged back four for me in the Spanish capital.

Meanwhile, Alisson’s fellow Brazil international Fabinho comes back at the base of midfield with Jordan Henderson and Naby Keita slightly ahead of the No.3.

Up top, I’m resisting the claims of Diogo Jota against his former club to keep Roberto Firmino in the side fresh from his hat-trick at Vicarage Road at the weekend.

My team: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Fabinho, Henderson, Keita; Salah, Firmino, Mane.

'Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jota and Gomez come in'

Ian Doyle: Liverpool are off to Atletico Madrid.

But what would normally be seen as a big game is probably third in the list of match-ups for the Reds this week.

And I'd be wanting a fair amount of changes from Jurgen Klopp.

First up, there'll definitely be one in goal with Alisson Becker returning having been in Spain since Friday.

Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson were replaced early at Watford so they'll be good to go, but at centre-back I'd want Joe Gomez partnering Virgil van Dijk. Joel Matip can have a rest.

In midfield, Fabinho is back. But who is alongside him is a much trickier call.

Although both did well at the weekend, James Milner probably can't play two games in four days, while Naby Keita also needs to watch his minutes.

It means it's time for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to make a difference, joining Jordan Henderson in the engine room.

In attack, I'll go with Diogo Jota on the left and give Sadio Mane more time to prepare for Sunday at Manchester United.

And if things don't go immediately to plan, there are of course five substitutions allowed in Europe again this season.

My team (4-3-3): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson; Fabinho, Henderson, Oxlade-Chamberlain; Salah, Firmino, Jota.

Naby Keita remains but Gomez comes in

Joe Rimmer: And so to another big game in Liverpool's season.

Win at Atletico, and the Reds are probably guaranteed progression from their Champions League group .

There's just one problem, perhaps an even bigger game looms on the horizon, with the trip to Old Trafford to face Manchester United a chance to make a major statement in the Premier League title race.

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So what does Jurgen Klopp do?

For me, it's just a couple of tweaks.

Joe Gomez comes in for Joel Matip, who could do with a rest after an intense - and impressive - season so far.

In midfield, James Milner probably can't play two matches in quick succession, so Fabinho replaces him. I was tempted to keep the impressive Naby Keita back for United as well but I think it'd be unwise to pass up the opportunity for him to build on what was a very good performance against Watford.

My team: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson; Fabinho, Henderson, Keita; Salah, Firmino, Mane.