For the first time in a long time, Liverpool can go into their battle with Manchester United on Monday night full of confidence.
Jurgen Klopp’s men look in fine form ahead of the north-west derby, while Jose Mourinho’s side have endured a few scrapes already this season.
However, if the Reds are favourites, that could be dependent on them having one star back for the clash.
Georginio Wijnaldum is a major doubt, report the Guardian, having sustained an injury on international duty with the Netherlands.
The winger will undergo a scan on his hamstring on Wednesday, when it will be confirmed whether he’ll be fit.
It would be bad enough if that were the only major blow, but Klopp is now having to contend with the news that Adam Lallana is a doubt too.
If he does sit out, this will be the first game Wijnaldum has missed all season in the Premier League. The former Newcastle man’s pace down the flanks has been a key element of Liverpool’s attack this season, so he will be a huge loss if he doesn’t make it.