Liverpool travels to Luton with a strong squad at Jürgen Klopp's disposal. Two of the four confirmed absentees are young players, with Stefan Bajčetić and Conor Bradley still missing with long-term problems.

Of course, Klopp remains without the services of Andy Robertson, who is expected to be unavailable until some time in the new year after dislocating his shoulder while away with the Scottish national team. Kostas Tsimikas has been deputizing over the last few Liverpool games, and is likely to do so again here.

Meanwhile, there was a blow this week when the manager confirmed that Thiago would also not be seen again until the New Year. The ever-shifting timeline must be more frustrating to the player than anyone else, with the Spaniard yet to feature in the 2023/24 campaign, having missed a chunk of last season too.

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It remains to be seen whether Luis Díaz can play any part for Liverpool. He has played some part in training, amid the awful ongoing situation in Colombia surrounding the kidnapping of his parents. Of course, there will be no pressure on him to feature from anyone at the club.

Aside from that, it's a full complement for Klopp. Ben Doak is back in training, although he is yet to make the matchday squad following his recovery, and will hope to do so here. His chances of getting on might be slim, however — we all saw how Mohamed Salah reacted to being substituted at Chelsea.

The man who would be on 16 consecutive games with Premier League goal contributions were it not for the VAR error at Spurs can probably be forgiven for his unshakeable belief that he is the one who should be entrusted to influence matches in crucial periods. He may well sense the chance for a field day against Luton, with the Golden Boot battle set to intensify again thanks to the presence of Erling Haaland in the league.

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Meanwhile, Darwin Núñez may yet hope to be in that conversation too. He decided the League Cup tie against Bournemouth in midweek, and has been in prolific form throughout the campaign.

Surely on the verge of cementing himself as the undisputed starter, there is a feeling that goals in their bucket-loads could soon follow. Here, brings you the full list of players available to the manager as the Reds travel to Kenilworth Road.

Goalkeepers: Alisson Becker, Caoimhín Kelleher, Adrián.

Defenders: Virgil van Dijk, Ibrahima Konaté, Joël Matip, Joe Gomez, Kostas Tsimikas, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Jarell Quansah.

Midfielders: Alexis Mac Allister, Dominik Szoboszlai, Wataru Endō, Curtis Jones, Harvey Elliott, Ryan Gravenberch.

Forwards:Mohamed Salah, Cody Gakpo, Darwin Núñez, Diogo Jota.

Players who are injured: Andy Robertson, Thiago Alcântara, Stefan Bajčetić, Conor Bradley.

Players who are doubtful: Luis Díaz (personal reasons), Ben Doak.