Diogo Jota’s dilemma is Klopp’s biggest problem
Ian Doyle: There is only one real choice issue this evening for Liverpool. to me Diogo Jota Or not for Diogo Jota?
Much will depend on the fitness of Thiago Alcantara, with Jurgen Klopp the Spaniard being given every opportunity to prove his readiness.
So let’s assume he made it. That means his Iberian teammate is heading to the bench.
To be honest, Liverpool chooses itself. The background five is that It ended against FC Midtjylland.
Thiago could join Jordan Henderson and Jenny Vinaldom in midfield.
And the third is front, well, the three front.
My Team (4-3-3): Alison. Alexander Arnold, R Williams, Gomez, Robertson; Henderson, Thiago, Vinaldom; Salah, Firmino, Mane
“ Klopp could break out with changing his formation with Thiago beginning to Liverpool. ”
Connor Dunn: I’m ditching the rulebook and going with my team selector this week.
as we know, Liverpool In the midst of a defensive injury crisis, and for me, launching an all-out offensive and caution in the wind by trying to ruthlessly outwit West Ham is the best option.
So I’d pick a 3-5-2 formation that works relatively hard.
Now, Alison starts in goal, but my three back consists of Jordan Henderson on the right, Joe Gomez In the middle and James Milner on the left.
On either side of the midfield are five Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson.
We know both players have an amazing engine, so they can get up and down as they usually do to aid defense and tie offense while both Henderson and Milner have demonstrated their versatility and will be familiar with how to pack in the heart of the back line.
In the middle of the park are Jenny Vinaldom and Thiago Alcantara. Jürgen Klopp refused to expel Thiago from the game and thus began offering a set of passes that would help the Reds protect their goal.
Joining them in the middle is the willing and brilliant Diogo Jota, although he will line up in the 3-4-1-2 range roughly but not as tough.
Leading the line is Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane and hopefully they will wreak havoc.
My Team (3-5-2): Alison. Henderson, Gomez, Milner; Alexander Arnold, Vinaldum, Gotha, Thiago, Robertson; Wrong, Mane.
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Sean Bradbury: Well that would be fun. Let’s do it the easy way.
With Atalanta and Manchester City on the horizon, I can’t see all three of the usual players up front.
Mohamed Salah He could take a break after playing every minute of the Premier League so far.
I would have gone with Roberto Firmino in the center, Diogo Jota on the left and Sadio Mane in his old place on the right.
In midfield, Jenny Wijnaldum begins the deeper role. Jordan Henderson is ahead of it.
If Thiago Alcantara fit enough for an hour of football, I’ll play the rookie to build rhythm before the two tightening clashes.
Then in the back …
Alison is of course on goal, with Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson on the wings. Joe Gomez is the big guy in the middle.
If Michael Antonio had been available to West Ham, I would have felt tempted to go with Nat Phillips on the basis of a little more experience to try to tackle the superstar striker.
Instead, Reese Williams got a nod to try to impress again after his midweek performance.
My Team (4-3-3): Alison. Alexander Arnold, Gomez, R Williams, Robertson; Wijnaldum, Henderson, Thiago; Mane, Firmino, Jota.
“Klopp might have a chance to try Man City”
Peter Harris: This sounds like a rehearsal for how yourgen club His squad will form against Manchester City the following weekend even though his team will have to travel to Italy before venturing into Etihad.
Has the Reds coach invited another reliable midfield player to fill the defensive void left by Virgil van Dijk and now Fabinho? Or does he believe in one of his defenders?
He is hoping beyond hope that Joel Matip will be properly passed before the Champions travel to meet Pep Guardiola’s men but Reese Williams is a defender by trade and has not appeared in his place in the Champions League matches.
There are injuries in midfield too – so defender Williams has to be tasked with defending. He may have to do this a lot over the next two weeks.
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Jordan Henderson, who will likely be a center-back option, will be wanted in midfield alongside Jenny Vinaldom as the 4-2-3-1 method is used again. Thiago just missed the starting point. The last thing Liverpool need is to get someone to come back from injury and make the situation worse.
Roberto Firmino is the striker who will assume a bigger role in attacking midfield with Sadio Mane and Diogo Jota backing on the wings. Mohamed Salah would take over the striker with the idea that such a formidable front line would overwhelm the hammers.
My Team (4-2-3-1): Alison. Alexander Arnold, Gomez, R Williams, Robertson; Henderson Vignaldum; Firmino, Mani, Jota; Salah.