Liverpool have officially announced their starting lineup for their first Champions League game of the 2020/21 campaign against Ajax in Amsterdam. With Naby Keita, Jordan Henderson and Thiago Alcantara all unavailable, young Curtis Jones has been picked to start in midfield alongside James Milner and Gini Wijnaldum. Another potential option for the Reds might have been to push Sadio Mane into midfield and start Diogo Jota, but Klopp has decided to stick with his front 3 and keep the Portuguese international on the bench.
Here is a classy quote tweet from Manchester City’s French defender Aymeric Laporte- his reaction to Van Dijk’s announcement of his injury. Wishes him the best of luck and they’re “not rejoicing as rivals”
Laporte tweet in response
Van Dijk original announcement of injury tweet
Here is a look at the player ratings for the Merseyside Derby from the Echo. The game ended in a 2-2 draw, but Liverpool will be fretting over key defender Virgil van Dijk, who appears to have suffered a serious knee injury that could keep him out till the rest of the season.
The ratings are from the local Echo newspaper. Thiago Alcantara and Sadio Mane the pick of the LFC players in their opinion.
The Premier League resumes after a two week international break, and first up is a mouth-watering Merseyside derby, perhaps the most anticipated Everton-Liverpool clash in years. Carlo Ancelotti’s Toffees are top of the table with a 100% record and are bidding to make it five league wins in a row. The last time that happened at the start of a league campaign for them was back in 1938/39, and very interestingly enough, their fifth win was against the then defending champions! Continue reading
Perhaps the type of content Liverpool fans could spend all day looking at- this exchange between Georgino Wijnaldum and Thiago Alcantara on social media site Twitter was pretty awesome. Thiago’s arrival is rumoured to potentially push Wijnaldum to the exit door, with Ronald Koeman and Barcelona said to be interested in the Dutch star.
Thiago wrote “Challenge accepted” to which Wijnaldum replied “Welcome”, and the Spaniard then replied with a “Thanks mate!”
Gini Wijnaldum and Thiago Alcantara tweets screenshot