This season has began fairly nicely for Jurgen Klopp and his Liverpool facet, having gained 4 out of their opening six Premier League video games of the season in addition to each of their opening Champions League group matches.
Nonetheless, a troublesome check is going through them this weekend with the arrival of Manchester Metropolis to Anfield on Sunday.
Henderson was quiet in midweek
One participant who has been an everyday determine within the workforce for Liverpool up to now this season is membership captain Jordan Henderson, having performed in each recreation for the Reds throughout all competitions besides for his or her opening league match of the season in opposition to Norwich Metropolis.
Nonetheless, with Pep Guardiola’s facet set to try to safe a consecutive league win at Anfield after beating them 4-1 final season, we really feel that Klopp ought to think about dropping the skipper tomorrow to present the Reds a greater probability of avenging February’s defeat.
Henderson, who’s presently valued at £18m in line with Transfermarkt, has made 400 appearances for the Merseyside membership throughout all competitions, scoring 31 targets and offering 52 assists within the course of.
To this point this season, his performances within the Premier League have solely earned him an general season score of 6.79/10, making him one of many lowest-rated Liverpool gamers up to now this time period in line with WhoScored.
Wanting on the Porto recreation specifically, Henderson did not win any aerial duels on the evening and misplaced possession on 13 events, whereas three of his 4 photographs had been blocked, in line with SofaScore. That exhibits that he is probably not the best choice to begin the Metropolis recreation in our view, particularly given how the champions presently high the possession charts within the Premier League.
Nonetheless, with Klopp not too long ago revealing that Reds midfielder Thiago Alcantara will probably be out for the sport by way of damage, maybe this might enable Henderson to maintain his place within the workforce.
Both approach, it’s secure to say whoever the supervisor chooses to begin in opposition to Guardiola’s facet, both in midfield or another place, have to be at their greatest to beat Metropolis, who boast the perfect defensive file within the league in the intervening time with only one aim conceded.
In different information: Klopp might lastly substitute Coutinho for Liverpool with “gifted” £40.5m-rated beast