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Liverpool lineup v s Chelsea: Just one choice needs to be made?



Given that Jurgen Klopp has so few options, Liverpool’s team against Chelsea on Sunday appears to be an easy one.

In anticipation of the Carabao Cup final, the Reds will travel to Wembley on Saturday. Klopp is concerned about the health of the team’s three crucial players, Mohamed Salah, Darwin Nunez, and Dominick Szoboszlai.

“We have two more days, Dom, Darwin, and Mo we really have to see,” assistant Pepijn Lijnders remarked on Friday morning. We’ll see whether they’re able to attend. To be honest, [that] would be fantastic!

It would, for sure, but it doesn’t seem plausible that any of the three would be put at risk right away, especially given the possibility of additional time (again!).

With that in mind, Klopp’s only real decision facing the Liverpool team is whether to start Andy Robertson or Joe Gomez at left back. Other than that, the team chooses itself.

Robertson appears to be ready to start because his appearance on the bench throughout the middle of the week suggests that he was rested before Sunday.

On the other hand, one could counter that, given the possibility of extra time, it would be preferable to start Gomez and substitute Robertson for Conor Bradley at a later point, just like it was done in the thrilling victory over Luton.

Ibrahima Konate will replace Jarell Quansah at the center of defense as the lone other alteration.

Klopp has no options left after that decision.

Wataru Endo, Alexis Mac Allister, and Ryan Gravenberch will undoubtedly form the midfield, with Harvey Elliott continuing on the right of the front three with Cody Gakpo and Luis Diaz.

Most likely Liverpool starting lineup: Endo, Mac Allister, Gravenberch; Elliott, Gakpo, Diaz; Kelleyher, Bradley, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson

Five players on Liverpool’s bench against Luton have never started a league match; if Salah, Nunez, or Szoboszlai are out, Klopp will have a very inexperienced set of choices to choose from if he wants to alter the outcome of the match.

If any of the three are available, 16-year-old Trey Nyoni would probably be the one to be cut from the team.

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