Who should play on the right against Manchester City?
Independent's Lawrence Ostlere has noticed how easy the rival strikers expose Liverpool's right side of the defence. Wilfried Zaha could easily destroy the Reds during the Crystal Palace match on Saturday.
'The young right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold struggled, though he was partly a victim of what makes Klopp’s teams so compelling to watch, a full-back stationed so far forwards that his defensive duties always begin with a scramble back home like a man who’s left the gas on. Then there was Joel Matip; twice in the first half he sent passes aimlessly off the pitch before flailing his arms accusingly at no one in particular. One or both could lose their place against City.'
'Klopp’s defensive dilemma is heightened by the fact that in Leroy Sane, Liverpool face one of the most dangerous wingers in Europe, a player of undetectable movement, prowling off grid, barely registering a blip before beginning his assaults. Pep Guardiola loves to stretch his opposition and that is when Liverpool are most susceptible, as the individual components of Klopp’s supercharged machine become exposed.'
'Klopp must decide whether to stick with the 19-year-old Alexander-Arnold, throw in the unsharp Nethaniel Clyne or perhaps turn to the ever-reliable James Milner, and the manager also must choose whether to partner Joel Matip or Dejan Lovren with Virgil van Dijk. It is a team game, but against Guardiola games tend to be won and lost in isolated duels.'
'Wednesday’s meeting at Anfield promises plenty of goals, and how Klopp sets up his team will go some way to deciding who scores them. It promises to be a special spectacle, above all, because these two managers only know one way to play.'
Matip or Alexander-Arnold: who should start vs City?