Jurgen Klopp is hopeful Mohamed Salah and Andy Robertson will be available for Liverpool’s make-or-break quarter-final second leg at Man City.

The Reds look to complete the job started so stunningly at Anfield to confirm a semi-final spot and edge growing Champions League dreams one step closer to reality.

Despite the three-goal advantage a huge effort will be be required to finish the task, and Klopp’s side will need a professional display to see the job through.

After lining up with a patched-up side for the Merseyside derby, Liverpool will be back to as close to a first-choice team as options allow.

The good news is that could include Salah, who Klopp confirmed is closer to being ready to feature than not after a groin injury, and the rest of the selection practically picks itself.


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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, March 17, 2018: Liverpool's Danny Ings reacts after a miss during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Watford FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Providing the injury situation indeed proves as Klopp hopes, the selection picks itself which will see those rotated in the derby and those back from injury all return.

At the back, Alexander-Arnold and fit-again Robertson will head straight back to their full-back roles flanking Dejan Lovren and Virgil van Dijk.

After a 20-minute derby cameo, the relatively fresh Oxlade-Chamberlain has no choice but to join James Milner and Gini Wijnaldum, who will deputise as No. 6 where he impressed at Everton.

Most crucially, Firmino and Salah will come back in alongside Mane to restore the Reds’ attack to full power on a night an…

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