Liverpool's strongest available starting XI: Sturridge in for Benteke while Ibe features

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Taking a look at the 11 best options for Liverpool right now.

Liverpool have had a mixed season to date, with the arrival of new manager Jurgen Klopp somewhat blighted by the ongoing injury crisis at Anfield.

Joe Gomez and Danny Ings have already been ruled out for the rest of the season while centre-back Mamadou Sakho was recently side-lined for eight weeks, meaning the Reds will have to rely on the much-maligned Dejan Lovren in the Frenchman’s absence.

Then there is the fact that former Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers failed to blend his summer signings into an effective team and subsequently lost his job, leaving Klopp with plenty of work to do in the months ahead.

Liverpool are currently 10th in the Premier League with 17 points from a possible 36, and with another international break upon us we take a look at the Reds’ strongest available starting line-up for their upcoming match against Manchester City.

Along with Ings, Sakho and Gomez, Liverpool are also currently without Jordan Henderson, Jordan Rossiter, Kolo Toure and Jon Flanagan, although there is better news regarding the previously injured Daniel Sturridge who could well return against the Blues.

With all that in mind, here is what we feel is Liverpool’s strongest available XI:

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