Liverpool are set to face Everton in the Merseyside derby at Anfield on Sunday. The Reds will be keen to bounce back quickly from their disappointing midweek Champions League result against PSG with a victory over their bitter local rivals in the Premier League.
In order to overcome the in-form Toffees though, Jurgen Klopp must get his team selection spot on and recognise the threats that Marco Silva’s side pose.
In Richarlison and Theo Walcott, Everton have two wide attackers who boast a lot of pace and can be lethal finishers if given the opportunity to run in behind the defence and bear down on goal. Therefore, Liverpool must be certain that they aren’t defensively vulnerable in the wide positions.
Andrew Robertson is an automatic pick at left-back. The right-back berth offers up more of a conundrum though. Joe Gomez struggled in the position against PSG, whilst Trent Alexander-Arnold has been in good form recently. However, Klopp has regularly preferred Gomez to the 20-year-old for big games so far this season.
Given Alexander-Arnold’s recent good form and confidence though, he ought to come into the starting XI on Sunday, which would allow Gomez to be shifted back into the heart of the back line alongside Virgil van Dijk, seeing Dejan Lovren lose his place.
What do you think, Liverpool fans, who should play at right-back on derby day?