By Adam Brown – @AdamMNVi
The Reds head to St. James’ Park for the final day of the season after lifting the Premier League trophy on Wednesday night.
Klopp will lead out the champions on 96 points to cap-off what has been a remarkable season in club history.
Celebrations will go on for some time, and with that in mind, there’s no point in playing our best XI for this one. Let’s rotate as much as possible and give games to those on the fringes.
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Here’s how we should line up:
Adrian should come in for the final day. The Spaniard made some errors which are expected of any goalkeeper, but that doesn’t mean we should forget his early run of games when Alisson went down on the opening day of the season.
Talks of a move to Zenit mean we may have seen the last of Dejan Lovren in a Liverpool shirt. It’s unlikely Klopp will risk playing the Croatian. Joel Matip will come in alongside Virgil.
The most interesting battle of the day could be Neco Williams vs Allan Saint-Maximin. The young fullback deserves a start with James Milner coming in on the opposite flank.
I know he’s going to be a free agent, but we need to see Lallana on the field one last time in a Liverpool shirt. Probably should have come on against Chelsea, not sure why he didn’t – but there’s one more game to go.
How Harvey Elliott has handled not qualifying for an official medal at the presentation has been exemplary. The youngster has shown why he’s so highly regarded at the club and is someone who we will see much more of next season. Minamino and Origi complete the front three with Shaq coming on in the second half.
The Reds will be in party mode by the time the game kicks off. Firmino has probably been slapping out Coldplay on piano since he got home on Wednesday. It’s tough to see a win against a well-prepared, Steve Bruce side – but we’ve won the league.
Score prediction: Newcastle United 2 – 2 Liverpool
Thank you to everyone who has enjoyed this sort of content this season, whether you’re a regular viewer or just stopping by – it’s been a pleasure writing for you. See you next season!
By Adam Brown @AdamMNVi