The English champions, whose Premier League title has all but slipped away this year, carry a 2-0 aggregate lead into tonight’s second leg following their victory in Germany in the reverse fixture.
That first leg, also staged in Budapest’s Puskas Arena, was decided by Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane’s ‘away’ goals, putting the Reds in prime position to advance to the last eight here.
Such a feat would see Klopp’s team better their efforts from last season, when they were eliminated by Atletico Madrid at this stage of the competition.
Here’s all you need to know ahead of the last-16 second leg this evening.
The match will kick off at 8pm GMT.
The game will be televised live on BT Sport, with subscribers also able to stream the action live on the broadcaster’s website and app.
Roberto Firmino and Ozan Kabak missed out as Liverpool lost to Fulham at the weekend, with the pair also doubts for tonight’s game. Meanwhile, long-term absentees Jordan Henderson, Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip are all still sidelined.
Leipzig may have to make do without full-back Angelino, and Marcel Sabitzer and Willi Orban could also be missing for Julian Nagelsmann. Marcel Halstenberg, Konrad Laimer and Dominik Szoboszlai will not feature for the Bundesliga club, but Emil Forsberg could return after his absence in the first leg.
Liverpool: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Phillips, Fabinho, Robertson; Thiago, Wijnaldum, Jones; Jota, Salah, Mane
Leipzig: Gulacsi; Mukiele, Upamecano, Klostermann; Adams, Sabitzer, Kampl, Olmo, Angelino; Sorloth, Nkunku
Given their torrid recent outings at Anfield, Liverpool might just be grateful to have a ‘home’ game in Budapest. Expect the Reds to advance here, but not necessarily without a scare. Liverpool 1-1 Leipzig.