Jurgen Klopp has teased one doable choice trace relating to choosing his Liverpool crew for in the present day’s Premier League conflict in opposition to Brentford.
The Reds will probably be disadvantaged of a number of midfielders this afternoon, with Thiago Alcantara, Stefan Bajcetic and Curtis Jones all injured, and Alexis Mac Allister suspended. Ryan Gravenberch may be a doubt attributable to a slight knee downside which noticed him miss the defeat to Toulouse on Thursday (Liverpool Echo).
That leaves the supervisor with moderately restricted choices in the course of the park, however one viable different has arisen and could possibly be utilised in opposition to the Bees.
When requested if Trent Alexander-Arnold may be deployed in midfield in the present day, Klopp replied (by way of liverpoolfc.com): “Yeah, a risk, it relies on the state of affairs, the opponent, on loads of issues. We all know that he can play there.
“For us, if we simply put him there then we lose probably the greatest right-backs on the planet, so we must always not overlook that utterly at the very least. In fact he’s an possibility for that place.”
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Trent’s beginning place in the present day – on the crew sheet, at the very least – may rely on whether or not or not Gravenberch is match sufficient to play.
Dominik Szoboszlai is a sure starter, and the aforementioned absences ought to see Wataru Endo given a primary Premier League begin for the reason that final week of August. Harvey Elliott might also come into the line-up if the Dutchman doesn’t get better in time.
Nonetheless, ought to these three begin, it may depart Klopp with a complete dearth of midfielders on the bench, so it’s not unthinkable that a kind of may be held in reserve, with Trent beginning in the course of the park and Joe Gomez enjoying on the right-hand facet of defence.
The 25-year-old isn’t any stranger to enjoying in a extra superior position, having been utilised in an inverted full-back position in the direction of the top of final season to good impact and likewise doing a stellar job in midfield for England throughout their Euro 2024 qualifying marketing campaign.
The supervisor has a number of dilemmas to ponder forward of kick-off, given the variety of choices unavailable to him, however he’s discovered a option to deal with choice crises up to now and may have been pondering lengthy and laborious about how finest to arrange in the present day.
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