Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has dropped a team selection hint ahead of tomorrow’s Premier League clash against Chelsea.
Speaking in his pre-match press conference today, the German shared his thoughts on the away fixture at Stamford Bridge.
He suggested after the Reds’s 4-1 loss to Manchester City, changes will be made to his starting XI.
“Short turnaround between matches means I have no clue who I can line up,” said Klopp.
“We give the boys as much time as possible to recover but there will be changes, definitely.”
Luis Diaz and Thiago Alcantara have been ruled out of contention for tomorrow night, despite the fact they’ve both returned to training.
Klopp’s team selection vs Chelsea
Against Man City, Klopp started a midfield three of Fabinho, Jordan Henderson and Harvey Elliott.
As the obvious weak point in the team, he is likely to make changes here. However, with Klopp, it is hard to predict for whom, as he is biased towards the two senior players.
Subsequently, Elliott is more likely to drop out of the XI, and James Milner is the most realistic option to come in.
At the back, Liverpool once again looked extremely poor. Andy Robertson seemed well below his best, so it’s possible Kostas Tsimikas could come in for him at left-back.
Whether Trent Alexander-Arnold keeps his place remains to be seen, but the two centre-backs will surely stay the same.
Up front, Darwin Nunez is expected to return to the starting XI, but after Diogo Jota’s re-emergence, it’s not entirely clear for who.