After a sobering defeat at Watford I have seen calls for a first team eleven to be picked for this game. I don't think that will happen and Klopp has hinted that the team will be of similar strength to that which played at Shrewsbury in the last round (not the replay). I think Klopp is right because the FA Cup is our third priority. Saturday reminded us that there is still a job to be done in the PL while next week we have a huge task to overturn the result in Madrid. Playing the first team against Chelsea and risking injury to key players makes no sense.
I suspect the team will be something like this:
Williams/Hoever Matip Lovren Milner
Lallana Chirivella Jones
Mane Minamino Origi
Williams is ahead of Hoever in the pecking order currently but he took a knock last week so if he is deemed unfit I would expect Hoever to start. We are a bit short of forward choices with Shaqiri still injured, so I have included Mane as he had a break recently through injury and has not yet got back to top form. If Klopp does not want to risk him, he could play Jones in attack and bring in another midfielder. Keita needs game time but he is still injured so it would be Ox or Fabinho.
I would see Chelsea as favourites for this one given the team we are likely to put out, but after our performances against Everton and in the Shrewsbury replay, maybe we are destined to go far this season in the FA Cup.