Jurgen Klopp could oversee a radical change of plan at Liverpool for their FA Cup replay against Wolves next week. The boss hasn’t got it easy right now.
This comes from the Daily Mail. They suggest that Jurgen Klopp could make grand changes for Liverpool against Wolves next week. The Reds will travel for an FA Cup replay after drawing 2-2 at Anfield on Saturday.
Those changes would see a host of youngsters come into the XI at the expense of senior players. That completely contrasts the original game, where Klopp essentially named his best possible team.
But needs must. Liverpool have massive Premier League games either side of the replay, first against Brighton and then vs Chelsea. Performing well in both, especially after failing against Brentford, feels absolutely vital.
Thus Klopp could rest his best players at Molineux and play them in the Premier League games. But that almost certainly comes at a cost.
Liverpool in their FA Cup replay
The FA Cup is arguably Liverpool’s best chance of silverware this season. It’s hard to imagine a team of kids keeping up with Wolves and progressing, however.
And so if Klopp does play the kids, it’s as good as giving up on potentially retaining the trophy. That’s a big call, given how positive the victory was for last season.
But does he really have other options? Liverpool are in serious danger of missing out on Champions League qualification and both Chelsea and Brighton will give them fierce games. Drop points in those fixtures and the Reds could be double-digits behind the top four.
We’re fairly certain that fans would back Klopp’s potential changes, then. Liverpool need to prioritise the league and Champions League, with the squad simply not looking strong enough to compete on three fronts again. It barely looks strong enough to compete on two.
We’ll see what Klopp does, then. Liverpool fans probably shouldn’t expect a strong side at Molineux, however.