Daniel Sturridge battling with Roberto Firmino to lead the line for Liverpool against Newcastle United

Jurgen Klopp and Daniel Sturridge
Jurgen Klopp and Daniel Sturridge

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has to decide whether to start with Daniel Sturridge or Roberto Firmino up front for the visit of Newcastle United.

There has been great debate over whether Klopp would make widespread changes for the visit of Newcastle United, with Sunderland fans keen for Liverpool not to field a weakened side against their relegation rivals.

Klopp's preference for an all-action front man saw Liverpool striker Divock Origi emerge as his first choice over the last month, but ankle ligament damage in the win over Everton has put paid to that.

"It is serious, but we will try everything," said Klopp of the Belgium international's injury.

"The season is not over, without taking any risk for the player.

"I am long enough in this to know we are all different, all individuals.

"A long time ago I had an ACL (anterior cruciate ligament injury) and I played after four months. No-one could believe it worked, but I never had a problem.

"Why should we say now the season is over when we still believe there can be a few games?"

Origi will miss several weeks with ankle ligament damage so manager Jurgen Klopp is likely to choose between Daniel Sturridge and Roberto Firmino for the visit of Newcastle.

Christian Benteke has recovered from a knee injury but has not yet trained and will not be involved on Saturday.

Joe Allen could get a start if Klopp decides to rotate his midfield from Wednesday's Merseyside derby.

Provisional squad: Mignolet, Clyne, Lovren, Sakho, Moreno, Milner, Lucas, Ojo, Lallana, Coutinho, Firmino, Ward, Toure, Smith, Allen, Stewart, Ibe, Sturridge.