Unfortunately I was right about Joe Gomez.
by NDMike2001 (2019-01-25 12:01:01)

I was really shocked when Liverpool gave such an optimistic timetable for his return. He is young and his prior injuries were not without setbacks in his recoveries.

Quite frankly, I am really surprised that they loaned out Clyne. He was capable of filling in at either fullback position behind Trent (also coming back from injury). Now it's Milner and Moreno. Possibly Fabinho. Clyne and Milner are probably a wash at FB. But losing Milner in the central areas only increases the liklihood of having to play Lallana - who is not a wash with Milner in midfield.


Will TAA be back before Bayern?
by iudomer  (2019-01-25 14:41:39)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

VVD out the first match too, Lewa/Coman/James need to tear it up first match.


And Gnabry
by wcnitz  (2019-01-25 19:32:03)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

I suppose it's possible Robben could be back and healthy, but unlikely.


Yes. There will be some interesting selections for sure.
by NDMike2001  (2019-01-25 15:48:55)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

Trent should be back in a couple of weeks. If he's healthy, he'll be an automatic start. Gini should be back as well. Klopp simply cannot help himself in starting Milner/Hendo/Gini as his midfield three. And that is a respectable lineup when you have VVD as cover. Instead he's looking at Lovren and Matip. Bayern's forwards would relish the opportunity. Fabinho would probably be preferable to Lovren.

Alternatively, Klopp could opt to shake things up with the 4-2-3-1 and play Hendo and Fabinho together. Defensively that falls into a 4-5-1 which would probably be a better idea without VVD. Then the question is whether he'd drop Gini for Shaqiri for the right wing.

At the end of the day, in the big matches you want your best players on the pitch. I'm guessing it's Fabinho for Lovren in his normal 4-3-3.