Liverpool Klopp Episode 26: I am the Walrus
I am he as you are he as you are me
And we are all together
See how they run like pigs from a gun
See how they fly
I'm crying .....
The crazy busy fixture schedule continues with this Saturday's FA Cup match against West Ham.
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Klopp, the happy Walrus (yes, am continuing to strain to link the Liverpool story line to movies and Beatle songs!), lets everyone know at the presser today, not unexpectedly, that there will be line up changes. The injury update gives a window into possible lineup options.
Based on these smoke signals, we can engage in the pick the starting XI part of preparing the script for the battle with West Ham.
Am thinking the lineup used against Exeter in the replay is going to be the basis of team selection with some added senior first team strength.
Mignolet in goal. Smith and Randall at full back. Can't imagine the newly returned from injury Flanagan will get the call after that gutty 105 minutes against Stoke. At central defense, time to give Lovren the opportunity to work out the rust after the weeks out from injury. Caulker will pair with Lovren. Fill out the XI with Allen, Brannigan, Stewart, Benteke, Ibe, Teixeira. UPDATE: Looks like I think like the analysts over at the Guardian in regards to team selection.
USA TV coverage at FS2. Internet radio at LiverpoolFC.com and TalkSport.
UPDATE: Also from the presser, Klopp, that funny walrus, said that some of the journalists resembled the cranky Statler and Waldorf of the Muppets!
UPDATE: 0-0! Wasn't near a computer nor a TV so have only read some of the post-match comments. Sounds like both sides had opportunities but neither were able to cash them it. Good to see that the youngsters continue to do well and in particular against a EPL side like West Ham. Walsh at Liverpool Echo wonders when some of the "B" team will break into the "A" team. He pointed to Brannagan, Smith, Teixeira, and Allen as having shown they could challenge for spots on the "A" team.