After quite a positive start to the season, Liverpool welcome Hull City to Anfield for their next game of the season.
If we are serious about Champions League qualification or even a title challenge, then no disrespect to Hull, but these are the kind of games we should be winning with ease – and I believe we can. Without a loss at home since January 2nd, we should be looking ahead to tomorrow’s game with a lot of confidence.
There are a couple of selection dilemmas for Klopp to deal with. One is who will be playing up top; Sturridge, Firmino or Origi? Perhaps we could afford to not play Firmino there as he is more often used as a false 9 in big games due to his pressing. My guess is that Sturridge or Origi will be given the chance, or – unlikely, but possible – maybe both. Sturridge on his own is the more likely option.
Another decision comes with the return of Emre Can from injury, but I don’t think he will get back into the side yet. Not fully match fit and looked rusty on Tuesday, so he is not expected to replace any of the midfield three of Henderson, Wijnaldum and Lallana that has been so successful thus far.
It looks as though new keeper Loris Karius will be making his league debut tomorrow. Mignolet hasn’t made any terrible mistakes so far, but this is the ideal game to give Karius his debut. Also, Sheyi Ojo returned from injury this week and may feature on the bench.
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Our last game against Hull was a 1-0 loss back in early 2015, but we look a very, very different team to then. Let’s hope we can pick up another three points tomorrow.