Klopp Makes 10 Changes: Predicted Liverpool XI To Face Exeter

By on January 19, 2016
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Liverpool will look to reach the 4th round of the FA Cup when they entertain Exeter at Anfield tomorrow night in their 3rd round replay. Here is the side I think Jurgen Klopp will pick.

Goalkeeper: Adam Bogdan started in the original tie 11 days days ago but has since been axed from the squad so it looks like Simon Mignolet could start between the sticks tomorrow night.

Defence: Klopp has confirmed he’ll make wholesale changes to his team and will play a very similar side to the one which played in the 2-2 draw at St James Park. Therefore, the likes of Nathaniel Clyne, Mamadou Sakho, Kolo Toure and Alberto Moreno are all expected to get a rest with Tiago Llori once again joined by Jose Enrique in the middle of defence while youngsters Brad Smith and Connor Randall should get another chance to impress.

Steven Caulker isn’t eligible as he wasn’t registered for the first game but Jon Flanagan is set to be named on the bench as he continues to step-up his recovery from 18 months out with a knee injury.

Midfield: Joe Allen didn’t feature during the 1-0 defeat to Manchester United on Sunday so he could start tomorrow night and the Welshman could be joined by youngsters Cameron Brannagan and Joao Teixeira in the middle of the park.

Lucas Leiva, Jordan Henderson and Emre Can should all be given the night off.

Attack: Jordon Ibe only played 15 minutes on Sunday so he could start in attack against Exeter while Ryan Kent could be given the nod ahead of the likes of Sheyi Ojo after starting in the original tie 11 days ago.

Daniel Sturridge is still unavailable and with Divock Origi still nursing a knee injury, Christian Benteke could come back in to lead the line with Roberto Firmino given a breather along with James Milner and Adam Lallana.

Here is how I think we’ll see Liverpool line-up:

What do you think? What line-up would you like to see start?


One Comment

  1. Tommy Smith

    January 19, 2016 at 9:52 pm

    I’m fascinated Re’ this multiple-youngsters-lineup. And so, the ‘question#, WHO will be the ‘CAPTAIN’, Simon Mignolet?

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