The German will soon have Andy Robertson back in contention at left-back however, according to The Athletic. Kostas Tsimikas is still expected to start there against the Clarets though.
Burnley themselves will be playing with a point to prove, after dropping all three against Brighton following a spirited second-half comeback by the south coast side.
If they are to ensure survival, those kind of encounters need to be seen off, while they may be buoyed by the fact that they can rock up to Anfield with nothing to lose.
In a similar vein, if Liverpool are to ensure their spot in this season’s title race, they will have to make sure these kind of routine home fixtures are dealt with clinically.
Big spenders Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea are certainly expected to do so, and Liverpool have had a quiet summer in comparison.