Liverpool have been busy in the past week. FSG have pleased Kopites the world over with their dealings, bringing in two new stars to boost the Reds’ title defence. We may well see one of the players make their debut this week. If and where Jürgen Klopp plays Diogo Jota against Lincoln City should reveal a lot about his plans for the season.
Free spending Reds
Don’t get your hopes up! There’s no money in the pot! We’re not going to bring in any expensive signings! All summer Kopites were hit with calls for calm.
The club told us that the financial impact of the global health crisis had curtailed their transfer plans and as a result there wouldn’t be any big buys.
Then FSG signed a world class midfielder in Thiago Alcantara, ending a summer long saga.
A day later they paid £41m for Diogo Jota from Wolves, surprising everybody given that the club weren’t linked with the Portuguese forward at all.
Reds to take on Lincoln
This week Liverpool take on Lincoln City in the EFL Cup.
The domestic cups have been an irritation for Jürgen Klopp in recent years. He often fields inexperienced sides, looking to blood some youngsters and give the first team a rest.
This week we will likely see the boss use the tie to give some vital game time to a new signing or two.
Where will Klopp play Jota?
If Jürgen Klopp decides to play Diogo Jota against Lincoln City then where he plays could reveal a lot about the boss’ plans for the season.
Jota can play anywhere across the forward line, though he has most often played on the left wing.
This has led many to think that he has arrived as backup for Sadio Mane as opposed to Roberto Firmino.
If the boss starts the Portuguese forward on the left then that should confirm this theory, the decision should also open up a space in the middle for Takumi Minamino.
However, should Jota appear in the middle, with Minamino on the left or on the bench then the boss could be establishing a clear pecking order.
Many have tipped Minamino to play more regularly this season and in the Firmino role. Where Jota is deployed should reveal a lot about if and where Minamino will play this term.
Fingers crossed the pair of them start and we see a partnership flourish between our backup stars.