Both have returned from long-term injuries and were able to get a number of minutes under their belts during pre-season in a huge boost for the Reds’ tilt at the title.
However, Robertson was less fortunate and faces a few weeks out with ankle ligament damage, meaning Kostas Tsimikas is expected to build on his six Premier League minutes last season with a start – take note FPL players.
James Milner is likely to get the nod in midfield alongside Fabinho given Jordan Henderson’s lack of fitness, while Naby Keita and Harvey Elliott vie for the third slot.
Further forward, Jurgen Klopp has a decision to make in attack between Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino. The latter’s extended run at Copa America with Brazil, and therefore fewer pre-season minutes, could play into Jota’s hands for the first time.
Jurgen Klopp told the club’s official website: “There are some decisions to make but these decisions are for one game, not for the season. So it’s not that much a headache, to be honest.”
Liverpool predicted XI (4-3-3): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Gomez, Tsimikas; Fabinho, Milner, Keita; Salah, Jota, Mane