As Liverpool prepare to begin their Champions League campaign with a mouth-watering clash against Paris Saint-Germain, though, it is hard to view the next three weeks as anything but for Jurgen Klopp's side.
However, he lasted just 30 minutes in Kiev after injuring his shoulder when wrestled to the ground by Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos and the Spanish giants went on to lift the trophy in a 3-1 win.
"But there's no problem with the first line-up, only with having options then". "We are playing world-class opposition every single game we've got until probably the next internationals", said Alexander-Arnold after the win at Spurs.
So, with Firmino having started every game this season then Klopp could be forced to shuffle his attacking pack and with Dominic Solanke and Divock Origi out injured then that only really leaves Daniel Sturridge as Firmino's replacement in the Liverpool squad, and his lack of match sharpness may mean Klopp tinkers with his formation rather than opting to play the England worldwide alongside Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane in the heralded attacking triumvirate. It would come as a huge blow to the Reds forward who was direclty involved in 16 Champions League goals last season. In the blue is Neymar, Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe.
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Chelsea in the Carabao Cup is likely to allow players who have been on the fringes thus far a chance to show they are worthy of greater involvement and with a schedule as relentless as Liverpool's pressing, the manager will be hoping they do so; Liverpool's squad depth is just one more thing that will be put to the test in the next 20 days.
"We play at Anfield and it can be an advantage, we hope". We used that game to beat them and knock them out of the Champions League three months later. We don't try to act on these type of things.
"I'm sure of it".
Liverpool will be at home when they host the reigning Ligue 1 champions tomorrow. "This is such a tough place to come as well, they're such a good team, so it was always going to be tough", Milner told Liverpool FC's website.