Jurgen Klopp went with Divock Origi up top tonight against Borussia Dortmund, leaving fully fit Daniel Sturridge on the bench – alongside Roberto Firmino who wasn’t deemed healthy enough to start either.
Most Liverpool fans were pleased with the young Belgian’s selection, as he’ll provide more running and work-rate against a side expected to have plenty of the ball.
Sturridge and Firmino provide sublime bench options, and if we can keep it tight, they could still play a huge role in the second-half…
Here’s the best of the reaction:
Origi then. Cool. Worse case scenario having Firmino and Sturridge as options off the bench bodes well. #LFC #BVB
— The Redmen TV (@TheRedmenTV) April 7, 2016
Sturridge must be fuming but it’s not about him tonight. Klopp has made his call for the sake of the team. Good luck Origi #LFC
— Jay (@Jay82_LFC) April 7, 2016
*Not starting due to tactical reasons that’ll become abundantly clear from the start.
Defo dropped though.
— Sam McGuire (@SamMcGuire90) April 7, 2016
Great starting XI. Bring Firmino on at half time and Sturridge needs to sort his attitude out ASAP. He’s not ‘Mr LFC’.
— Kloppholic (@Kloppholic) April 7, 2016
Big call by Klopp to drop Sturridge and start Origi but it makes sense. Origi’s work rate will be important tonight.
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceEcho) April 7, 2016
Sturridge and firminho on the bench … Wtf
— JAYO (@jao_neill) April 7, 2016
Sturridge and Firmino on the bench. Hope Klopp knows what he’s doing and the tie isn’t over after 45 mins like what happened with Spurs
— michal pyszynski (@michal__lfc) April 7, 2016