WE’RE still recovering from a riveting, end-to-end Manchester derby, but there’s no time to draw breath just yet.
After the heated era in the mid-late 00s, where the Blues and Reds faced off seemingly every week in the league, cup and Champions League - did someone say 'Ghost Goal'? - things have simmered down a tad these days.
Ahead of the big game, SunSport run down the best combined XI from the present-day teams... But, please note, only players fit and eligible to play on Friday night will be considered...
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GK - Thibaut Courtois
THE goalkeeper spot is arguably the easiest of the lot - with Chelsea's Courtois getting the nod.
The Belgian No1 is one of the best on the planet and is easily the top option over Simon Mignolet and Loris Karius, who is still working his way back to full fitness after breaking his hand.
RB - Nathaniel Clyne
A TRICKY choice in separating Liverpool's Clyne and Branislav Ivanovic, it was the England man who made the cut.
The full-back is one of the best creators in his position this season, while Ivanovic has been past his best since the 2014-15 campaign.
CB - Gary Cahill
IT'S another England man making the XI, with Gary Cahill taking the first centre-back spot.
The Chelsea man has been an ever-present in the Blues line-up in recent years and provides an experienced head in the heart of the back four.
CB - Dejan Lovren
WHILE a controversial pick, there is logic behind picking Lovren alongside Cahill in defence.
With John Terry ruled out of the match, there was a spot left open in the XI, with Lovren getting the nod as he has been the Reds' most consistent centre-back this term.
Klopp has played musical chairs somewhat with his back four this season, with Ragnar Klavan, Joel Matip and Lucas Leiva all also playing that role this term - but it's Lovren who makes the grade, here.
LB - Cesar Azpilicueta
WELL, it was the man known as 'Dave', Alberto Moreno or James Milner.
Enough said, really... Azpilicueta is in.
CDM - N'Golo Kante
ONE of the stand-out performers during Leicester's famous Premier League-winning campaign, Kante is an easy choice to slot in just ahead of the back four.
Kante will run and run and run for the team, while distributing the ball efficiently to more creatives stars... The sort of player every XI needs.
CM - Georginio Wijnaldum
ANOTHER tough choice here in the middle of the park, it's Wijnaldum who gets the berth.
With Cesc Fabregas, James Milner and a statistically superb Jordan Henderson among others in the running, Wijnaldum gets the nod as he would complement Kante best.
He is a hard-worker, good creator and is more than happy to run into the attacking third... A more than handy option.
RAM - Roberto Firmino
HE'S been deployed all over the attacking spots since joining Liverpool last summer, but Firmino can thrive playing just off a lone striker.
The Brazilian has been in sublime form since January, continuing his charge this season, including a brace against champions Leicester; he gets our vote of Willian or Oscar.
LAM - Eden Hazard
AFTER a poor 2015-16 season by his standards, Hazard looks back to his best after a solid summer with Belgium at Euro 2016.
Hazard's ability to run at defenders, cause havoc and cut inside from the left is a lethal weapon in any team.
CAM - Philippe Coutinho
SKILL on the ball, solid passing, an ability and desire to charge at defenders and a lethal right foot on him, the Brazilian is one of the first names on the team-sheet.
Combining Coutinho with Firmino and Hazard would be arguably the most lethal attacking midfield combination in England - and not streets away from some of Europe's finest, either.
ST - Diego Costa
ON his day, Daniel Sturridge could easily trouble this list, but as it is, boss Klopp is unconvinced regarding the ability and longevity of Studge.
Meanwhile, the German boss claimed Costa is 'world class'... So there's our decision made for us.
Klopp said of Costa: "He is a real warrior on the pitch. He uses his body all the time and that is a quality. He was nearly unstoppable against Swansea.
"He is world class and that's the best thing football fans can say about you."