20 Apr 2016

Liverpool XI vs. Everton: Klopp confirms new injury 'problem'; Shock start for 'brilliant' international?

With four wins in the last six league games, Liverpool are building a bit of momentum in the final stretch of the season, and a win against Everton tonight will move the Reds to within six points of a Champions League place.

Jurgen Klopp's pre-match updates:

On Origi: "Divock was only a little bit [of a problem] with the back [but] it was not a real issue. We left him out of training yesterday but that was only not to take a risk. So that is OK".

On Toure: "In the game against Bournemouth, it was cramp with Kolo".

On Skrtel: “Before the [Bournemouth] game, Martin Skrtel had a little groin problem".

After the a (mostly) comfortable 2-1 victory over Bournemouth, there's a case for keeping a winning team together, but Klopp will inevitably make changes, with Sakho, Lovren, Mignolet, Moreno, Coutinho, and Milner likely to return to the starting line-up.

My preferred line-up:

-------------- Ward
Clyne --- Lovren - Sakho -- Moreno
----- Milner - Stewart - Allen
-------- Coutinho - Firmino
------------ Sturridge

Sturridge and Firmino both scored in the last game, so they should keep their places. Ditto Allen, and Stewart, who both put in solid performances against Bournemouth.

In his post-Bournemouth press conference, Klopp described Danny Ward's performance as 'brilliant', and if that's the case, there's no need to drop him to the bench...right?


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* 20 Points: First goalscorer (either team)

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* 40 Points: Collective Liverpool shots (on and off target combined)

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Author: Jaimie K


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