I think irrespective of tonight’s result we will go strong against Southampton, albeit with some enforced and essential rotations. Klopp will want to keep pace with Cheaty both in terms of points and GD. But if we don’t close the gap significantly, we might see a weakened starting XI against Wolves. I think Salah and Robertson are the obvious omissions while I feel VVD should be afforded a rest too.
City will win the title. After we played them in the league they won 5 consecutive matches with goal difference 22-2. Don’t think that Villa and West Ham /both teams playing for nothing/ will make things difficult for them. I expect a total capitulation from them and wonder what that prick Pepp will say about everybody loving Liverpool while his team is winning with minimal efforts against disinteretsed teams.
We just have to protect our best players. Fabinho, Salah and Virgil are prime examples what happens when a player is exhausted and keepes playing without a rest. Even Robbo had cramps which is pretty unsusual for him, Andy is a fuckin machine, but even he is on the brink.
Matip played only 30 minutes vs. Chelsea, so he should be ok. Jota and Bobby needs matches ahd rhythm. Only risk in this strating 11 is Naby, but if there is the slightest risk - Elliott and Ox are two different options.
One thing is for sure - TAA, VvD, Robbo, Hendo, Thiago, Mane, Diaz, Salah must be rested for next Tuesday.