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, 

                                                                                                    migs

                                                                                 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.

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sandiphulse
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Thankfully Can played really well against Man city, if he could replicate his form, then we should not miss Lallana that badly

RedUncle
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Both sides have injury problems, both sides are very close in league places – those are the factors we have in common. We have the bonus of playing at Anfield but they have the bonus of having a goal machine called Lukaku. What I can see as being a strong deciding factor is how either manager decides to rejig their team given the injuries. The adjusted team that settles the quickest could well steal a march on the other. The potential ace we could have up our sleeve is what looks to be the return of Sturridge. He’s always been one for the big occasion and it wouldn’t surprise me in the slightest if he actually produced in this match.

Huytonian
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I wouldn’t rule out Alexander-Arnold coming in for this game. He’s been in brilliant form for the U23’s. He can play in midfield so could replace Lallana directly or he could come in at right back with Milner switching to midfield and Clyne switching to the left. The former is more likely as Klopp does not like to change too many positions for one game. Klopp trusts the lad or he would not have played him against United. My only concern is that he can be a bit reckless and we need to keep 11 men on the pitch in what will be an emotionally charged game.

RedUncle
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I’ve just heard that Sturridge will not be returning for this game so that’s one more to chalk off the team sheet.

RedUncle
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All the bits that needed to click did in the end. The back four were solid, the makeshift midfield worked well and the attack were sharper than they have been. Even with injuries I thought Koeman set up his defence strangely though. To come into a derby match at Anfield with a back line consisting of three young kids was risky to say the least. Also, how much more leeway is Ross Barkley going to be given? He gets a lot of yellow cards for red card tackles. But in the end we were just a level above Everton on the day and the win was easier than I expected.

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