If everyone is fit and healthy (a very long shot at this moment in time), I’d go with the same line-up as @GermanRed posted, but putting Thiago in midfield instead of Fabinho, who hasn’t exactly been fantastic as the nr. 6 for us in the last months.
On the other hand, it’s maybe worth thinking about instating a VVD-Fabinho partnership at the back. They did well when paired together. Otherwise, just go with Gomez and VVD, they’ll be raring to put things right after their poor show the other day.
Then, there is the goalie issue. Klopp will probably want to display his trust in Adrian by keeping him between the sticks. Hopefully the lad will pay him back with a good performance, fingers crossed!
I would go with Thiago and Diogo instead of Fabinho and Firmino respectively. Aside their recent patchy form, they would be returning from trans Atlantic adventure and wouldn’t be in the best possible conditions.
There is always another chance to right the wrongs.
Carlo is no mug and will have they set up perfectly for us, to say nothing of the fact that they are flying, whilst we are coming off an historic and embarrassing defeat. Will be an arm wrestle until we pull away late…1-3.
Difficult to predict the first 11 with the game being in 10 days and so many internationals being played all over the world. Yeah, I guess we can look at it from the current point of view and the fact that we won’t have much time to train for this game. I think we have the advantage over Everton in this situation, since we’re together for much longer than them.
Some players are scheduled to be back by October 17th, but it would be too much for them to start. However I think that in the next few games, if nothing major happens, Matip will get his chance to come in and stay in instead of Gomez. With Hendo & Thiago returning soon, I think also Fabinho might drop to the bench more often.
Assuming most of our players are fit, and given how exposed we were in the high line, coupled with Adrians abilities, id say as an away game, dont get sucked into their hands, and go with a more conservative and compact approach with a 4231.
Trent Matip VVD Robbo
Salah Thiago Mane
TBH it is way too early to be looking at team selections. Let’s see who is fit, available and virus free at the end of next week. Given the timescales for any of our players coming back from South America it may be worth rotating them.
After the Villa debacle I would consider playing our DM further back as more of a sweeper as I don’t think Adrian is as comfortable as Alisson in the Sweeper-Keeper role.
I’m actually thinking a bugger-all draw would be a decent result in this one. We always seem to struggle to break down Ancelotti’s teams.
If all are available I would stick with the regular back 4. Fabinhois a possibility bit he lacks the recovery pace of Gomez
Midfieldfor me has to include Hendo and Thiago with either Gini or Millie. Milner was excellent when he came on against Villa and showed the toughness and determination lacking in the reat of the team
An interchanging front 3 of Mo, Sadio and Diogo for me. Bobby has been playing on the fringes for to long.Needs to step up his game a lot.
Minamino is another possibity for MF due to his work rate and battling qualities . He would certainly help out the back four more than Keita does but lacks that bit of composure needed for a striker.