Former Liverpool striker Neil Mellor believes Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is unlikely to make too many changes to the team when they travel to the Etihad to take on Manchester City on Thursday.

Klopp’s side beat Arsenal 5-1 on Saturday and the German made just one change to the team that took on Newcastle United as Fabinho replaced Jordan Henderson in midfield.

Xherdan Shaqiri has started in the last two games for Liverpool and has become a regular in the Reds midfield in recent weeks.

In defence, the Merseyside outfit have seen Joel Matip and Joe Gomez nursing injuries, but Klopp has been pleased with his centre-back pairing of Virgil van Dijk and Dejan Lovren.

Mellor feels Klopp will not rotate his defence for the clash against Manchester City, but midfield is one area where the German might make alterations.

“He only made the one change didn’t he for the game against Arsenal”, Mellor said on LFC TV's review show.

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“I don’t think we’ll see too many changes.

“We’ll see how everyone has recovered from the game against Arsenal, but I do think he’ll select his strongest line-up.

“Defensively I don’t see there being too many changes.

"It would probably be that midfield position if there is any."

A win for Liverpool against Manchester City on Thursday would put the Reds ten points clear of the reigning champions.