Jurgen Klopp explained why he’s gone with Jordan Henderson, James Milner and Gini Wijnaldum as his midfield three v Spurs today.
Fans were expecting Fabinho to be an automatic selection at the base of midfield, especially after he was barely used in Brazil’s international friendlies, but the boss went with the skipper instead.
“Fabinho is in really good shape, Naby looks good, Adam looks good – so it’s all OK, but for this game we thought this is the right starting line-up and then in the game we can change. We’ll see what we do,” Klopp told Goal before kick off.
Fabinho, along with Wijnaldum, has been our best option in the centre this season, so the decision is surprising to say the least – not that it appears to be causing Klopp much bother.
Tottenham’s midfield includes Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen and Moussa Sissoko – which is arguably more creative than ours – especially with the world-class Dane pulling the strings.
It’ll be up to Milner to provide unbelievable energy, Hendo to maintain possession and Wijnaldum to hopefully transition us forward into attack.
Let’s hope Klopp’s brave choice pays off!