What a game to come back to after the international break or should i say, the dreaded international break as yet another of our top players has picked up an injury in lallana who we’ll sorely miss but be ok without, or at least we should be.
From what i’ve read hendo has been training all week so i expect him to start, lovren seems to be fit and ready too but to be honest i’d stick with klavan, he’s done well since lovren’s been out so why drop him now. Coutinho and firmino should be good to go even though they had a long journey back from brazil during the week, by private jet, bless them, couple of days of light training should see them fine for saturday. I don’t envisage a much changed team from the city game so we could look something like this for this match,
clyne matip klavan milner
Can ? wijnaldum
firmino mane coutinho
There’s talk of woodburn and steward getting some game time here if not starting, i can’t see that happening, not in a derby match, they’ll be on the bench at best. Everton are playing very well lately and their danger man is obviously lukaku so we have to keep him quiet and cut off his supply line. We’ve a great record against our near neighbours at anfield and i think that will continue here with a win for the reds, please god.