Forward Sadio Mane and defender Trent Alexander-Arnold were named among Liverpool's substitutes for their clash at Bournemouth.
Antoine Griezmann finished third in the Ballon d'Or standings 12 months ago but the Barcelona ace has slipped down to 18th this time around.
Liverpool moved further clear of Manchester City on Saturday and Trent Alexander-Arnold insisted winning momentum matters more than style.
England scored 13 goals without reply in their previous two games but laboured at times before pulling clear in a 4-0 win over Kosovo.
Manchester City are nine points behind Liverpool after their 3-1 defeat at Anfield and Pep Guardiola admitted catching them will be tough.
Liverpool's win over Manchester City was not without controversy, with Trent Alexander-Arnold at the forefront due to a possible handball.
Marcus Rashford's display in a 2-1 win for Manchester United against Liverpool provided Trent Alexander-Arnold with his toughest test.
Liverpool full-back Trent Alexander-Arnold is on the verge of making his 100th appearance for Liverpool and has targeted the captaincy.
Liverpool's Alex-Oxlade-Chamberlain scored an impressive goal against Arsenal but felt unable to celebrate wildly against his old club.
Liverpool have seven players on the Ballon d'Or shortlist, with Jurgen Klopp insisting all are fully worthy of the accolade.