Many Liverpool fans have reacted very positively to the starting XI selected by Jurgen Klopp for tonight’s FA Cup clash fifth round clash against Chelsea, following the announcement of the team on the Reds’ official Twitter channel @LFC.
As noted by liverpoolfc.com, the line-up shows seven changes to that which started last Saturday’s defeat at Watford, with Virgil van Dijk, Sadio Mane, Fabinho and Andy Robertson the only players to keep their places from the loss at Vicarage Road.
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Our side to face @ChelseaFC in the #EmiratesFACup ?
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) March 3, 2020
Adrian is selected in goals, with Alisson not even in the squad as Andy Lonergan is named among the substitutes. Joe Gomez returns after missing the Watford game, while young prospects Neco Williams and Curtis Jones are given another run-out in the FA Cup. Adam Lallana comes into the midfield for just his eighth start of the season, while Takumi Minamino and Divock Origi are brought into the attack.
Klopp has ample firepower on the bench if required, with Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scoring 36 goals between them already this season. These Liverpool fans on Twitter gave a firm thumbs-up to a starting XI that combines regular starters like Van Dijk, Mane and Robertson with rare first team outings for the likes of Jones, Williams and Minamino:
YEESSSSSS perfect balance between youth and experience??
— N (@Lpostcode) March 3, 2020
I rate that
— ???? (@CraigMeisterLFC) March 3, 2020
Strong team get in there
— HITMANHARJ ? (@hitmanharj) March 3, 2020
Brilliant line up get in
— George ? (@SeventySixRole) March 3, 2020
What a team. I’m so happy to see this. Williams, Jones, Minamino. So excited to see these guys play with our more established bunch and how they cope and adapt.
— RedFromThe6 (@RedFromThe6) March 3, 2020
Strong line up that! Definitely wants to help the players get over Saturday and the best way to do that is win! Forza Liverpool!
— VorsprungdurchJürgen ???? (@happydobbin44) March 3, 2020
What a line up! ?
Klopp definitely wants the treble! ? pic.twitter.com/NiuBd3C67P
— Jürgen Meister?? (@SS_LFC) March 3, 2020
Liverpool fans, are you happy with the team that Klopp has selected for tonight’s clash? Have your say by commenting below!