Thiago Alcantara and Joel Matip should return to the lineup, while Roberto Firmino is also in contention to feature when Liverpool face Inter Milan.

Liverpool will be looking to book their place in the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals when they face Inter Milan in the Round of 16 second-leg tie at Anfield on Tuesday night.

Heading into the game, manager Jurgen Klopp has received a triple injury boost as Thiago Alcantara, Joel Matip, and Roberto Firmino are all back in full training and in contention to feature. However, the German did hint that he might not rush the Brazilian forward right away, considering he has been out on the sidelines for a while.

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“I think all trained yesterday fully. I’m not sure yet what we make of that exactly, to be honest, because we have to see how they react,” the Liverpool manager said in his pre-match presser on Monday. 

“So, Thiago was only a week out, probably will be fine but we have to wait for it. Joel was only three or four days I think, so he is fine, I would say. With Bobby, it was longer out, it was [his] first session, so we have to see if we have to stress that or if it makes probably sense to give him just a few more days with proper training,” he added.

Liverpool are likely to refrain from making wholesale changes despite their 2-0 lead from the first leg. Alisson Becker is a certainty between the sticks as usual, while Trent Alexander-Arnold, Andrew Robertson and Virgil van Dijk are permanent fixtures in the backline. With Matip back, he should replace Ibrahima Konate as van Dijk’s partner in defence.

Moving into the middle of the park, Fabinho should slot in at the base of the three-man unit. Captain Jordan Henderson should also keep hold of his spot in the lineup, while the fit-again Thiago should come into the side at the expense of Naby Keita. Harvey Elliott could receive some game-time in the latter parts of the contest.

With Klopp hinting that Firmino still needs time to get going fully, Liverpool might once again field the attacking trident of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Luis Diaz, with the trio being impressive in recent matches. Diogo Jota will again have to suffice with a place on the bench.

Liverpool Predicted XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, van Dijk, Robertson, Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago, Salah, Mane, Diaz

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