Luis Diaz starts for Liverpool against Tottenham at Anfield for the first time in over six months
Diaz suffered a knee injury in the 3-2 loss to Arsenal in early October, and his rehabilitation was hampered when he collapsed during a training session on the club’s mid-season trip to Dubai in December.
Diaz, who had surgery before Christmas, returned to the starting lineup earlier this month, coming off the bench in a 6-1 thrashing of Leeds. Since then, the Colombian international has made substitute appearances against Nottingham Forest and West Ham, and he starts against Spurs this afternoon.
Cody Gakpo remains in the starting lineup, with Mohamed Salah completing the front three on the right for Klopp this afternoon.
Ibrahima Konate has been passed fit after missing Wednesday night’s 2-1 win over West Ham, and the France international starts alongside Virgil van Dijk as they look to make it four wins in a row.
In midfield, Harvey Elliott replaces Jordan Henderson, while Curtis Jones and Fabinho remain, with Alexander-Arnold expected to return to the midfield when Liverpool has possession at Anfield.
Thiago Alcantara, who was not seen in training on Friday, is missing from the squad, with Klopp expected to provide an update on the midfielder’s fitness.
Liverpool’s starting lineup is as follows: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson; Fabinho, Elliott, Jones; Salah, Gakpo, Diaz.
Kelleher, Gomez, Milner, Henderson, Jota, Tsimikas, Nunez, Carvalho, Matip are the substitutes.