Liverpool host Wolves at Anfield in what the long-awaited return of fans is back to stadiums.
Clubs whose cities are not in the Tier 3 restrictions of COVID-19 are allowed up to 2,000 fans to return to stadiums.
After a busy period of Premier League and UEFA Champions League games, Liverpool had a rest of five days after their 1-0 victory against Ajax on Tuesday.
A positive note for Liverpool are the potential returns of both Trent Alexander-Arnold and Naby Keita.
Jurgen Klopp was coy on whether the pair would be in matchday squad against Wolves in his pre-match press conference on Friday.
“I don’t know yet, we will see. Trent and Naby will do the first steps in team training today. Whatever we can do with that depends how it looks and stuff like this. We had some niggles after the game against Ajax, we have to see how they respond. So far, they didn’t do a lot apart from treatment and stuff like this.
“We have to see how that develops. I don’t know in the moment. Apart from Naby and Trent, nobody is coming back. There’s a chance Naby and Trent can be in the squad, I would say. If they can play? I don’t know.
“If they’re in the squad they can play but if they can start or play 90 minutes? I don’t know. There’s a chance that they are in the squad, yes.”
With the sheer amount of injury issues Liverpool have had, I would be surprised if either Alexander-Arnold or Keita played at all especially since Liverpool are not in a bad position in the Premier League and are not desperate for instant results in this period.
With Alisson still out with a hamstring injury, Caoimhin Kelleher looks set to follow up his Champions League debut with a Premier League debut against Wolves.
The 22-year-old put in a man of the match performance against Ajax in the 1-0 win and Klopp retains faith in the keeper and his ability to deal with the pressure of starting for Liverpool.
“He looked good but he’s a very calm person and he will not be flying all week, he’s a hard worker and there’s no doubt he’ll deal with the fuss around him really well,” the boss told reporters.
It was a big call to throw him in for that game but thank god it worked out, it’s not always the case and it doesn’t make the players worse, it’s just the wrong timing of the manager. For him it was good and now we’ll see how we carry on.”
Liverpool win this one for me in a 2-0 victory but must be wary of the likes of Pedro Neto, Daniel Podence and Adama Traore.
Odds on a Liverpool win open at -182. Odds on a Wolves away win open at +500. Odds on a draw between the two sides open at +320.