About time I kicked off a match post so I thought I’d go for tge big one.
Its fair to say this is a season defining game with winnng the europa league being our one and only target.
The bug question is who plays alongside Lovren at the back in the absense of Sakho. Id love to say Skrtel, its been the clear choice for many years but…
Skrtel’s return against the saints also seen a return to the shakey uncertainty at the back, something we really dont need here. Lovren is a confidence player and has looked his worst playing alongside Skrtel.
Id start Lucas, the adopted scouser has been a revelation at CB when called upon, bringing a calmness to the back 4.
This leaves a vacancy at dm though, with Hendo and Can absent it’ll leave only the in form Joe Allen as the holding midfielder. Given the physically lightweight Spanish opposition this may prove fruitful.
We’ll see what Jurgen chooses though, a big call there. The rest of the team is fairly easy to choose, the stage is set for the hungry Sturridge to prove he’s top dog in attack.