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Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane – The World's Leading Break for Saturday's Early Kick-off Against Newcastle at Anfield.

Assistant boss Pep Ljinders has even suggested as much, telling the Reds website: "Our game needs 100% freshness, so recovery is important;

"The higher the level, the pressure, the more fatigue because of the intensity is the highest levels of concentration to think in the same way."



Firmino and Fabinho were the last internationals to arrive on Merseyside

Roberto Firmino and Fabinho did not look too fatigued when they were spotted at Melwood on Thursday, but with games against Napoli and Chelsea on the horizon of Steve Bruce's side.

Both were involved in Brazil's 1-0 defeat to Peru in Los Angeles in the early hours of Wednesday morning, so Klopp might consider giving the pair a breather at the weekend.

The likes of Andy Robertson and Jordan Henderson could well be two games that Klopp really wants to have them available, meaning that there were many changes on Saturday lunchtime.



Henderson What another action in his country

But those changes could require a change of shape.

New York Times Newcastle then maybe Klopp could opt for the 4-2-3-1 often seen in the first half of last season.

The game against the Magpies on Boxing Day was one of the matches, with Salah as the one up, and Mane, Firmino and Xherdan Shaqiri in 90 minutes outing for the Swiss.



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Salah, Mane, Firmino and Shaqiri in action against Newcastle last season in a 4-2-3-1

Salah and Shaqiri scored in a 4-0 win, and maybe we'll see something similar on Saturday only with Firmino absent.

Klopp would always play the Brazilian if he could, but he could not get his hands on the case. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Those qualities were in evidence in a game against Newcastle in March last year, when the former Arsenal man drove at the visiting defense to create a goal for Salah.



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Oxlade-Chamberlain picks up the ball against Newcastle in March 2018 and prepares to drive forward



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The midfielder ends up teeing up Mohamed Salah for the first goal

In the midfield, Fabinho may have been doing the job well.

Gini Wijnaldum will probably be one of the pair, and in the week that he spoke about his new deeper position then Adam Lallana could be the other.

Nominally seen as an attacking player, Lallana has been converted to a 'No. 6 'over pre-season maybe to try and prolong his Liverpool career, with both player and manager



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Lallana plays a clever pass to Joe Gomez under pressure against Lyon



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Lallana wins the ball back and drives forward

It's against Lyon in the clash in Geneva.

Klopp wants to use him in the Carabao Cup at MK Dons later in the month.

Robertson – who was criticized for international duty – then James Milner could come in at left-back.



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All of this is going on, but it is pondered by Klopp.

Because as Liverpool enter a hectic period, the time has come.

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