Well this is it, the season defining game, lose this and our season is over. That said it’s not all bad, it was always going to be an indifferent season with the change in management. The foundations for success are being laid at a steady pace, winning the Europa league would be a big bonus that nobody expected.
Emre Can is back in training already which is a big bonus, hopefully he can make the starting lineup as it’s clear we’ve missed the strength and industry both he and Jordan Henderson provide.
The big talking point was the fact Sturridge played no part in the first leg, for me he must this time round, in most cases where Klopp has played Firmino as the false 9 (or center forward if you prefer) it’s been a big success but against Villarreal it really did’nt come off.
Skrtel didn’t do himself any favours at the weekend so it’ll probably be Lovren and Toure at the back, although with Can back in contention we could see Lovren and Lucas pair up again.
My prefffered team:
Clyne Lovren Lucas/Toure Moreno
Milner Firmino Coutinho
I hope you’ve all been growing your finger nails, this once again, will be one hell of a night!