Jan Molby on three big selection decisions for Jurgen Klopp to make for trip to Arsenal

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp

Molby predicts Klopp will be bold when the Reds open up their Premier League campaign.

Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum in actionLiverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum in action

Former Liverpool midfielder Jan Molby expects some bold selection decision from Jurgen Klopp ahead of the Reds opening day trip to Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.

Molby has suggested three selection decisions in three different areas of the field that Klopp may make - which includes leaving out captain Jordan Henderson

In his Liverpool Echo column, Molby wrote: "Ragnar Klavan has done enough to get the nod ahead of Joel Matip at the back. Klavan has plenty of experience and will know what to do. He’s a steady eddie.

Liverpool's Ragnar Klavan celebrates with manager Juergen Klopp after the matchLiverpool's Ragnar Klavan celebrates with manager Juergen Klopp after the match

"I think the manager will go for Gini Wijnaldum ahead of Jordan Henderson in midfield. It would be a big deal to leave out the captain and Henderson gives you greater defensive solidity. But Klopp wants Liverpool to be brave and he wants quality in terms of creating chances in that area.

"I hope Divock Origi leads the line. His pace and strength against a depleted Arsenal backline would be a real weapon for Liverpool."

They are certainly interesting decisions. One wouldn't be surprised to see Klavan - who signed from Augsburg this summer - to partner Dejan Lovren in the opening game as the pair seemed to have developed an understanding fairly quickly while Matip has been sidelined with an ankle problem. Matip, however, will be putting the pressure on for a place in the side in the coming weeks. 

The most interesting thought from Molby is Wijnaldum - a summer signing from Newcastle United - getting the nod ahead of Henderson. The Reds seem pretty well stocked in central midfield following the Dutchman's signing, but Klopp doesn't seem settled on a pairing just yet, and none of them looked as though they nailed down a place in the starting XI during pre-season - either because of form or fitness. 

Liverpool's Divock Origi celebrates scoring their third goalLiverpool's Divock Origi celebrates scoring their third goal

It wouldn't be a surprise to see Origi leading the line. There is still a question mark over the fitness of Daniel Sturridge after he missed last weekend's friendlies with a hip injury, and Origi has been trusted to lead the line in big games before by Klopp.

Predicting Liverpool's XI with any degree of confidence going into this weekend's opening game is pretty difficult. 

Liverpool's Jordan Henderson celebrates after the matchLiverpool's Jordan Henderson celebrates after the match

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