The build-up to the game has been disrupted by off-the-field issues surrounding Pascal Struijk's red card against Liverpool last weekend, and the decision to reject the appeal, despite the injured party - Liverpool's Harvey Elliott - claiming he didn't believe the foul was intentional.
Former referees’ chief Keith Hackett has criticised the match officials for their decision making strategy, which saw the Dutch defender given his marching orders after a VAR review. Hackett said: “What concerned me was the actual process.
“The natural instinct of the referee when he sees a bad challenge is to blow the whistle pretty hard and, as I understand it, Craig Pawson didn’t.
“I’m sure he was then in communication with his fourth official [Andy Madley]. It’s been a concern of mine for some months now that we often see managers come onto the pitch either to shake the hand of the referee or remonstrate over a decision and that, for me, is a worrying part of the process.
He added: “That conversation between Klopp and the referee did take place, we’re never going to be privy to what was said.
“It may well be the manager has just said he’s concerned about his player but there are professional people, doctors, top-level paramedics and the ambulance in addition to the clubs’ own medical teams. My worry was the manager coming on and having a discussion.
“It wasn’t a good selling process; it left some elements of doubt.”
Take a look at the latest news round-up from the Premier League, as the build-up to the weekend's action begins:
1. Wolves wanted Boateng
Wolves are said to have made an attempt to sign 76-cap Germany international Jerome Boateng in the summer, but were ultimately "outplayed" Lyon, who landed him from Bayern Munich instead. He spent the 2010/11 season with Man City, joining the Bavarian giants. (Sport Witness) Photo: JEFF PACHOUD
2. Rudiger stalls over new deal
Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger is still no closer to agreeing a new contract at the club, and could leave in the summer to maximise his earning potential. It has been suggested that interested parties could double the £100k-per-week he currently earns. (Telegraph) Photo: Michael Regan
3. Ex-Magpies ace set for new challenge
Former Newcastle United winger Hatem Ben Arfa is believed to be close to sealing a move to Tunisian side Esperance de Tunis, following his release from Bordeaux at the end of last season. The 34-year-old spent three Premier League campaign with the Magpies between 2011 and 2014. (L'Equipe) Photo: THIBAUD MORITZ
4. Gunners could lure in Aouar with Champions League
Arsenal have been tipped to move again for Lyon's Houssem Aouar in the summer, but his willingness to join is said to hinge on whether the Gunners secure Champions League football. They haven't been involved in the elite competition since the 2016/17 season. (Fichajes) Photo: PHILIPPE DESMAZES
5. Schmeichel lauds new signing
Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel has branded new signing Jannick Vestergaard "top class", and backed him to thrive at the club after coming in as cover for the injured Wesley Fofana. The pair were part of Denmark's Euro 2020 side, who made it to the semi-finals. (Leicester Mercury) Photo: Michael Regan
6. BVB didn't want Kabak
Borussia Dortmund boss Marco Rose has roundly denied speculation that the club were keen to sign defender Ozan Kabak in the last transfer window. He eventually joined Norwich City on loan from Schalke, after spending the second half on the campaign on loan with Liverpool. (Eastern Daily Press) Photo: JOHN THYS