Liverpool vs. Huddersfield Town
After the drubbing taken by LFC last weekend, the team and staff had a week to chew things over.
Am figuring the biggest decision is who gets the call for goalkeeper?
Have seen reports that Ward is injured; thus, does Klopp stick to his stated plan of Mignolet in Premier League and Karius in Champions League? I think this is a coin flip as both have had issues. But it might be time to roll the dice on Karius and see what he can do with a longer run of matches as the keeper.
As for the defensive back four, if Lovren is really taking painkiller routinely to stay in the game, he should be given the day off. As much as fans complain about him, the reality is who on the depth chart is a better or even comparable option? So if he is healthy, he still gets the call but am suspecting he isn't really anywhere near 100%. Thus, am looking to see Matip and Klavan as CB, Robertson at LB and Gomez at RB.
Reports say Coutinho is injured and won't be available. D-Midfield will be Can and Milner with Oxlade-Chamberlain and Henderson pushing ahead to link with two forwards Salah and Sturridge.
Subs likely to get game time, Solanke to replace Sturridge. Wijnaldum and Grujic to enter for whomever looks to need a break.
UPDATE: 3-0 win by Liverpool! Klopp stuck by Mignolet and continues to choose Moreno over Robertson at left back. He also stayed with his preferred 4-3-3 thus Salah, Sturridge and Firmino were at the top. Milner, Henderson, and Wijnaldum were in midfield. Coutinho and Lovren were unavailable for selection due to injury.
Will be interested to see who he sends out for the mid-week match against Maribor. Karius in goal of course, but beyond that who gets the call?