Everything depends on Matip.
If he can’t make it, then I very much expect Hendo back at CB and then we have to pick another option in midfield.
I don’t see Klopp trusting Rhys Williams and even less Nat Phillips to cope with United transitions, though our game is based on stopping them from even getting there.
Jones had a few iffy performances after a solid run, Ox is back but even in the best current scenario he gives you around an hour maximum, Keita might be back in training but it could come too soon. Have a strange feeling that Millie would have a decent chance if Matip can’t make it.
What I’m happy about is that we basically have 6-7 full days for training. In our situation, it’s like a mini camp for us. Klopp said he plans quite a few 11v11 sessions. Let’s focus on going back to some of our basics and improve what we’re struggling to do lately.
I’d say the majority of our performances were still good, though sometimes we stopped playing too early. But we got in a repetitive circle of forcing things too much, playing the wrong pass, taking too many touches. Too desperate. Need to be more focused at the back and more relaxed in attack.
Can’t wait for this one, this could be exactly the game when the world thinks United have them… and then we pull out a top performance and routine win out of the bag.