Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp could be about to unleash a new-look side on Crystal Palace this weekend.
The Reds’ boss rotated in midweek as Joe Gomez, Divock Origi and Naby Keita were all handed somewhat surprise starts against AC Milan.
The inclusion of the trio raised numerous eyebrows and meant Virgil van Dijk, Sadio Mane and Thiago were left to watch on from the sidelines.
Ahead of the visit of Palace to Anfield on Saturday afternoon, journalist James Pearce has claimed summer signing Ibrahima Konate could be in line for a full debut, as cited by LFC Transfer Room on Twitter.
Elsewhere, Zubin Daver also took to Twitter this week to cite rumours suggesting forward Takumi Minamino may also be a surprise starter this weekend.
Last season the Reds completed the double over the Eagles, winning 2-0 in an important final day on Merseyside following a resounding 7-0 victory at Selhurst Park earlier in the season – Minamino opening the scoring that day.
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Such sweeping changes may come as a shock, especially given the fact Liverpool are in Carabao Cup action against Norwich City on Tuesday night.
Perhaps wholesale alterations will and can wait until then, allowing Klopp to name a perceived full-strength side for the Premier League clash.
Under new manager Patrick Viera, Palace are a whole new threat and proved their danger with a 3-0 thrashing of Tottenham last week.
Should the speculation ring true, however, Konate would likely be partnered by Van Dijk for his Premier League bow, whilst Minamino would be expected to be flanked by Mane and Mohamed Salah.
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