This is the most reaction on Twitter we’ve seen to a Jurgen Klopp team selection in some time.
Following a defeat against Bournemouth and a disappointing draw with West Ham, Liverpool’s boss has shuffled his pack and brought in Simon Mignolet for under-fire stopper Loris Karius.
Joel Matip, our best defender, returned on Sunday, but isn’t in the squad, suggesting he’s suffered a repercussion of his injury, although there’s currently no official word.
Dejan Lovren was the centre-back reportedly doubtful, but he starts alongside Ragnar Klavan, with Lucas on the bench.
Here’s what Reds said online…
— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) December 14, 2016
Big call from Klopp dropping Karius tonight but it’s the right decision. Mignolet the better bet on current form. #LFC
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceEcho) December 14, 2016
People acting as if Mignolet (an actual PL goalkeeper) replacing Karius for the night, is the biggest first-world problem ever. Get a grip.
— Kloppholic (@Kloppholic) December 14, 2016
Mignolet, Klavan & Lovren. Three names that don’t exactly scream “clean sheet”.
— Leanne (@_lfcleanne) December 14, 2016
“Wait? Mignolet’s starting? Ow, my foot. Ow ow ow ow. Don’t think I can play, boss.” – Joel Matip
— öh yoü beaüty (@natefc) December 14, 2016
Mignolet, Lovren and Klavan. The defence in that horrible game at Burnley *shudders*
— LFC Fans Corner (@LFCFansCorner) December 14, 2016
Fair play to mignolet while he’s been in the wilderness, kept quiet, performed in the cup. Gets his chance tonight
— Ü (@ThoseScouseLads) December 14, 2016
Mignolet will come in, have a few decent games then make some huge mistake and everyone will hate him again. Just the way it is.
— The Anfield Chat (@TheAnfieldChat) December 14, 2016
No Matip…. pic.twitter.com/4FvqMIe4KB
— Anything Liverpool (@Anything_LFC) December 14, 2016
When you see Klavan’s in the team, but it’s for Matip not Lovren….. pic.twitter.com/JOuhT1h4Vd
— Henry Jackson (@HenryJackson87) December 14, 2016