Date: 3rd April 2021 at 12:30pm
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Jurgen Klopp faces an attacking selection dilemma for Liverpool’s visit to Arsenal on Saturday night.

Roberto Firmino is back in contention after missing the last three games through injury.

Klopp must decide whether to restore the to the line-up or stick with the frontline that fired Liverpool to consecutive victories against RB Leipzig and Wolves before the international break – Mohamed Salah, Diogo and Sadio Mane.

How have Liverpool’s attackers fared this season?

Salah is Liverpool’s top scorer with 25 in all competitions, while £41million summer signing Jota is averaging a goal every 117 minutes in the Premier League.

Mane and Firmino have struggled by comparison. Both players have been outscored by the likes of James Ward-Prowse, Neal Maupay and Tomas Soucek in the Premier League this season (via BBC Sport).

However, the pair do boast excellent records against Arsenal. Across 24 combined appearances, they have amassed 14 goals and seven assists.

Doyle gives his Arsenal selection verdict

Liverpool journalist Ian Doyle, though, is confident Firmino will return to the heart of the frontline against the Europa League quarterfinalists.

He expects Jota to move out to the flank, leaving him with a toss-up between Salah and Mane for the final spot on the right.

“Firmino is definitely going to play up front – that’s what I think anyway,” Doyle said on Friday’s Blood Red podcast.

“I think Jota will play on the left.

“He’ll have to play Salah.”

Mane would feel aggrieved to be dropped, having scored against Leipzig and assisted Diogo Jota’s winner at Molineux.

But maybe Klopp’s selection will actually give us a clue as to his starting line-up for an even bigger clash with Real Madrid on Tuesday.