We are most of the way there. By there, we obviously mean the end of the manic period – of course we aren’t most of the way to the title. We will not be most of the way to the title until it is has been mathematically over for three games. With the Reds heading into the home straight of a congested fixture list, Jürgen Klopp has suggested he will draw on Harvey Elliott as a rotation option.
The Reds are set to play their 9th game of the month today as they take on Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League. Wolves enter the game high off beating Manchester City at home just a couple of days ago.
Even though Liverpool have the relief of an extra day’s rest and boast astounding levels of natural fitness, key players will still have to be rested – particularly with Sheffield United and Everton still to play in the first week of January.
“We have to make changes and we will. There are four more adult players plus Curtis and Neco at the moment. Harvey wasn’t in the squad today, but will be. Rhian (Brewster) is close to being back, but for the others, it will take a while. So that’s our squad and we have to deal with it as good as possible and that’s what we’ll try to do for the Wolves and Sheffield United games.”
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The Reds will have to rotate. The boss has shown in recent weeks that he isn’t afraid to chop and change the squad and he has in fact nailed it down to a fine art.
With Jürgen Klopp clearly impressed by Harvey Elliott, we may see the 16-year-old feature sooner rather than later. The teenager has been in fine form in the EFL Cup this season, with senior players around him he may be able to raise his game.
We have seen him pick out some delightful balls for the likes of Curtis Jones and Rhian Brewster, who knows what we can expect if Sadio Mane and Mo Salah are on the end of these passes?