21 Jan 2017

Confirmed Teams: €50m Liverpool duo benched; 'Brilliant' £100k-a-week star returns; big injury boost

'Brilliant' Liverpool defender Joel Matip returns to the matchday squad for today's Premier League clash with Swansea City.

FULL TEAM: Mignolet, Clyne, Lovren, Klavan, Milner, Henderson, Can, Wijnaldum, Lallana, Coutinho, Firmino.

SUBS: Karius, Matip, Moreno, Lucas, Woodburn, Origi, Sturridge

SWANSEA: Fabianski, Naughton, Fernandez, Mawson, Olsson, Carroll, Cork, Fer, Sigurdsson, Routledge, Llorente

* After FIFA's ruling last night, Matip is eligible to play, but Klopp has (rightly) kept faith with the Lovren-Klavan partnership, which is currently performing well (Only two goals conceded from open play in the last 7 games).

* Clyne and Henderson also make the starting lineup, which is good news after their recent injury worries.

* After a midweek blank against Plymouth Argyle, Sturridge and Origi are back on the bench, with Firmino preferred upfront.

* Given the personnel, it looks like Lallana will be part of the front three, with Can, Hendo, and Wijnaldum in central midfield.

Probable formation:

------------- Mignolet
Clyne ---- Lovren - Klavan ---- Milner
----- Can ---- Hendo --- Wijnaldum
--- Lallana - FIrmino - Coutinho

There's no way that Liverpool can lost at home against the bottom club in the league...right?

* Sturridge/Origi: €50m combined value (CIES). Matip: Reportedly on £100k-a-week


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