Putting this one up earlier than usual as i think there might be a few differences of opinions on this game as regards who should start? who should be on the bench? play our best 11? play some of the kids? The main reason these questions come up now is because of the final in the lge cup 3 days later. I’m torn as to what’s best for both games, do we start the same team as the first leg and hope to get the job done that way? do we drop some of our first teamers in order to keep them fresh for the final and play some of the kids? Some big decisions to be made by klopp this week.
We’re at home, the tie is 0-0, we simply can’t afford to concede the first goal, we do that and they’ll park the bus and we all know how difficult we find it to break through a parked bus, almost impossible going by this season alone. We have to attack right from the off and for me that means we start all our attack minded players and we know who they are, hendo, Can, firmino, coutinho, studge and i’ll add moreno to that list even though he’s our LB but he only knows one direction and that’s forward. I’d love us to rest these players and save them for the final but this game is just as important imo as if we get past augsburg it’s one step closer to a possible CL spot for next season. So, with all this in mind, my team for thursday night would be,
clyne toure sakho moreno
firmino studge coutinho
We know klopp is taking the EL seriously and it’s a big european game at anfield, okay, it’s not a quarter or semi final but i still think the supporters will give us a great atmosphere. We get through this tie and it’s one step closer to a possible CL spot for next season and i think we’re all agreed that the EL is our best chance of achieving that. There’s no traveling involved between this game and the final so give the players the friday off and then head to london on saturday for the final on sunday and god willing we head into that final full of confidence after securing our place in the next round of the EL.