With Jordan Henderson, Roberto Firmino, Dejan Lovren and Jon Flanagan guaranteed absentees, and Christian Benteke unlikely to start, here’s the side expected to take the field today against the Bitters…
GK) Simon Mignolet
A surefire starter unless he crocks himself in the warmup. Let’s hope he’s more solid than in recent weeks.
DRC) Emre Can
Can seemingly starts in all three competitions currently, and he’s a certainty for the spot on the right of the back-three if we do stick with the wing-back formation as expected.
DC) Martin Skrtel
Rested for the Europa League clash, Skrtel will return to the side to do battle with on song Romelu Lukaku.
DLC) Mamadou Sakho
The Frenchman’s been recalled to his international squad after winning a place back in the team and will return to the left centre-back role in Joe Gomez’s place.