We expect Gini Wijnaldum to return to the starting XI against Huddersfield on Saturday, having missed the 4-1 thumping by Spurs from the weekend.
The Dutchman was crocked, having got an accidental kick off James Milner in training!
Of course, it was the Englishman who replaced him in the lineup, ironically, but was maybe not good enough to keep his spot against David Wagner’s side.
It doesn’t sound like Wijnaldum is 100% fit, but could be selected anyway.
“The knee is good now,” Wijnaldum told the official website.
“I was unlucky that in training before the game I had a kick on it, it was in a duel. Milner tried to shoot and I tried to block but I was a little bit late with my block, he’d already shot the ball and he swung his foot on the inside of my knee.
“At first it didn’t look like it was that bad, but after training I had more pain than during training and the day after, on Sunday before the game, I had a lot of pain. I could barely walk, so it was not possible to play.
“I’m still in a little bit of pain but I can play with it. I had full training yesterday and felt good so probably I can play,” continued the Dutchman. “The manager decides if he’s going to put me in the first XI, but I will be available.”
Although Milner wasn’t great at Wembley, we think there’s an argument to keep him in the midfield v Huddersfield.
Away to Maribor, he was very creative and showed consistent end product, something that has been lacking from our midfield trio for most of the season.
We expect Huddersfield to play with their backs to the wall and look to counter, meaning Milner’s crossing could be key.
Jordan Henderson and Emre Can are both likely to start, so it’s either one of Milner or Wijnaldum to play alongside them, with Mo Salah, Coutinho and Roberto Firmino up front.
In defence, expect to see Loris Karius and Trent Alexander-Arnold come in for Simon Mignolet and Dejan Lovren.