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Liverpool take on in the FA Cup on Monday night and is expected to make a number of changes to his starting eleven.

The Reds have endured a busy festive period and whilst coming out largely unscathed, the squad are undoubtedly feeling the after-effects of an intense fixture schedule.

Klopp explained the importance of making changes ahead of Liverpool’s trip to the Molineux, insisting they need to do so to “make sure we can play with the right intensity”.

Liverpool continue to be without (leg) and (collarbone), despite both making big strides to return to full training later this month, but Klopp is still able to make some changes to his back-line.

The boss confirmed that and are definite starters after being on the sidelines for the majority of the season.

Alberto Moreno
in action vs in the Carabao Cup at Anfield / Image: Getty Images

“He [Mignolet] will play, of course,” the boss said.

“I can say Alberto will play as well, there is no doubt about that. He has to play, that’s clear.”

Mignolet and Moreno’s confirmed starting places means and will be given a well-deserved night off.

could also be given a rest in place of Rafa Camacho or 16-year-old starlet Ki-Jana Hoever.

With centre-back options limited in the absence of Gomez and Matip, it will be interesting to see who Klopp opts for in the heart of defence.

Klopp could field and yet again, although he hinted in his pre-match press conference that he could get “creative” in lieu of more options.

“We need to be creative! Or we play the two [van Dijk and Lovren] again. If not, we have to be creative—we’ll see what we do. We won’t sign a centre-half for one game!” he said.

A possible option for the Reds is midfielder dropping in to defence, with the Brazilian having briefly featured there during pre-season.

Klopp also hinted at the possibility of starting after being an unused substitute in the last three league games.

The Guinean could be joined by and in midfield, with Klopp insisting the latter is in “best moment” since his time at Liverpool.

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“Adam is actually in an outstanding shape. In training it was close, do we start him or not,” he said.

“Adam is a player who always wants to, he’d play four games a day if he could. He’s in the best moment since I know him.”

With the attacking trio of , and having featured heavily during the winter so far, all three are expected to be given a night off.

could move in to the attacking three to support , who is likely to start in the possible absence of Firmino.

could be called up on to fill the last spot in just his second start of the campaign, having scored the winner in the Merseyside derby as a substitute before getting an assist in a start against in December.

Origi
Image: nets the winner against in the Merseyside derby / Image: Getty Images

Much will depend on the system Klopp uses on the night, with the versatility of players like Keita, Lallana and Shaqiri allowing the boss to deploy a range of formations.

Predicted Liverpool XI (4-3-3): Mignolet, Camacho, , Lovren, Moreno, Milner, Keita, Lallana, Shaqiri, Sturridge, Origi.

Predicted Liverpool XI (4-2-3-1): Mignolet, Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Van Dijk, Moreno, Fabinho, Milner, Keita, Lallana, Shaqiri, Sturridge.

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