Raheem Sterling starts up front against Arsenal today…
Liverpool and Arsenal fans have both been reacting to today’s team news, with Raheem Sterling the focus of much of the ongoing debate.
The under-pressure 20-year-old will look to put a week of negative press reports behind him with an impressive display in today’s game, with manager Brendan Rodgers making a big statement in backing him from the start.
Sterling’s inclusion means an end to his time in the right wing-back role, with Jordan Henderson seemingly set to move out there to accommodate Lucas Leiva’s return.
Daniel Sturridge is only fit enough to make the bench following his return from a hip injury, while there’s no room in the match-day squad for either Mario Balotelli or Rickie Lambert.
Arsenal fans have reacted with a wave of confidence, but they would do well to remember that it’s the Reds – not the Gunners – who top the Premier League form table since the turn of the year.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to the teams:
Wow, that Liverpool defence and with no Sturridge
— Mike (@MikeDingDong) April 4, 2015
Liverpool giving in to Sterling’s first demand which is to stop the wing back experiment. He’s got them by the balls let’s be honest.
— Ö is Legit (@TirNaKnows) April 4, 2015
That Liverpool team is absolutely dreadful, no player their that can step up and win you a big game
— McCaul (@McCaul06) April 4, 2015
Liverpool first 11. Hmm seems kinda strong. #ynwa
— Sanjev D Rascals™ (@GarethSanjev) April 4, 2015
— Mohammed Al-Binateej (@ATEEKSTER) April 4, 2015
@LFC Mario doesn’t even make the team? Who picks the team? a koala?
— Ninja Samurai (忍者) (@verbstract) April 4, 2015
— Laura (@lauranorris_x) April 4, 2015
— Wéle (@Sanxgo) April 4, 2015
— David Mason (@dmason111) April 4, 2015
@LFC KOLO AND LUCAS YES BOIS
— abzo (@FranklyAbiJayne) April 4, 2015