Finally, we are back with club football. It’s been a long, meaningless international break.
And now we have to wait till Monday night. Damn.
And again, LFC players came back injured. Clyne might not be 100%, though he will surely start. Wijnaldum is out, while Lallana is a big doubt.
And that’s 2 of our midfield 3 out, not to mention Henderson played 180 minutes of football, for England. ENGLAND.
It will definitely test Karius, especially with his decision-making of when to come to get high balls and balls from out wide. Zlatan will be eager to score, after having a 2 weeks break.
Meanwhile, Coutinho and Can looked certain to replace Wijnaldum and Lallana. I do hope Kloop switch to 2 deep lying midfielders, with Coutinho giving more license to roam as a specialised No.10 rather than a No.8 alongside either Can or Henderson. We shall see.
Up front, Sturridge should start as well, with Firmino likely to move onto the left flank. I would have start Origi up front to run the channels, as the last few matches when he came on, he couldn’t adapt to the pace of the match immediately. Sturridge might be a better sub off the bench, though it would be interesting to see if Kloop brings Ings back to the bench.
Matip’s composure and coolness will be tested by Zlatan, and I do expect him to do well. If we start on the front foot with the high press, Man U’s midfield will not get a chance. Especially if Rooney starts for them.
Can’t wait for the match. Let’s get the 3 points.