Nathaniel Clyne v Dimitri Payet
Clyne missed the League Cup game against Stoke but should be fit enough to displace Jon Flanagan at right-back. Payet was exceptional as a No. 10 earlier in the season but flourished on the left wing in last week's 2-2 draw with Manchester City. He has the skill to suggest Liverpool should have tried to sign him.
Jordan Henderson v Mark Noble
A clash of the captains. Noble was wrongly red-carded at Anfield in August, a decision that was overturned, but had played superbly until then. A passer dovetails well with more physical players, in Alex Song and Cheikhou Kouyate. Liverpool skipper Henderson is yet to get back to his best after returning from injury.
Roberto Firmino v Winston Reid
Reid is an old-fashioned centre-back and one of the best in the business. Rather than putting Christian Benteke up against him, Juergen Klopp must be tempted to pick Firmino as a false nine. The Brazilian's movement is excellent and at times he leaves central defenders with no one to mark. He has also scored four goals in his last four games.
TEXT: RICHARD JOLLY