Article by Adam Brown @AdamMNVi
It’s no disaster to lose to City in the week, but it would have been much nicer to be reading this while Liverpool were holding a 10 point lead.
That said, the Reds are still in the best position they’ve been in for a long time as the FA Cup tie against Wolves beckons.
Given that Klopp has the league and Champions League to think about, this could be the game to rest key players. A chance to continue recovery after the busy Christmas period, focusing on the upcoming matches in the Premier League.
To some, this would be disregarding the competition, but any squad that we play is good enough to win the game. If our second string can progress us through to the later stages, then Liverpool could take the competition more seriously.
Welcome back Simon Mignolet! Fans will be excited to see the return of the Belgian. He’s kept professional since Alisson’s arrival, where he could prove here to be a reliable back up.
With so many injuries, the only changes to the back four will likely be at fullback, where Moreno will get a chance to prove he can compete for a place at left back, and fans will get to see another glimpse of Rafa Camacho, who looked great in pre-season.
The diamond in midfield is made up of Henderson, Milner, Lallana, and Keita. Sturridge and Origi start upfront where we will hopefully see the link up play between Naby and Sturridge which we saw over the summer.
Depending on how serious Wolves will be taking this competition will decide how hard this game is to win. On paper, though, that side is more than good enough to qualify to the next round, where hopefully an easier draw will be on hand.
Adam Brown – @AdamMNVi
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