Philippe Coutinho’s departure has elevated the level of competition in Liverpool’s midfield, freeing up a spot at the tip of the engine room. While that’s most likely to be filled by Adam Lallana for the rest of the season as the Reds’ most creative remaining midfielder, the two places behind him appear to be up for grabs – especially with captain Jordan Henderson only just overcoming an injury problem.
Jurgen Klopp tends to rely on Emre Can’s power and defensive awareness in big games, but who should partner the German international just behind Lallana? The most obvious options are versatile veteran James Milner, who started and scored a penalty last time out against Everton, and 45-cap Netherlands international Georginio Wijnaldum.
So Liverpool fans, bearing in mind how important the midfield battle will be this Sunday when Manchester City come to Anfield, with Kevin De Bruyne and David Silva in such fine form, who would you start in the engine room? Let us know by voting below…
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