We’re rapidly approaching today’s Merseyside Derby with both Liverpool and Everton set to battle it out for all three points in the English Premier League.
It’s a huge match for both sets of supporters and is usually an occasion that demands you play your best, most in-form players. However, Jurgen Klopp has sprung a few surprises with his starting eleven.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) December 10, 2017
Both Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho miss out on today’s action, despite both producing blistering performances mid-week to blow away UEFA Champions League opponents Spartak Moscow. Coutinho got a hat-trick that night and his Brazilian teammate managed a goal and an assist.
Supporters have been left fuming with the decision, failing to understand why neither were rested with the game won against the Russians if it meant they wouldn’t be able to turn out today at Anfield.
Will Kloppp be proven right by the time full-time comes around or has he made a massive error?
Fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts…
I'm all for rotation and he's done an aging job of it but this a a derby and in a derby you play your best 11! Imagine being a blue player and seeing Firmino and Coutinho on the bench!!
— Terry (@DJGlassBack) December 10, 2017
What is that? It’s a derby, you need to play your best players. No firmino or Coutinho??? Seriously Jurgen!!!
— Lewis Walker (@LewisYNWA125) December 10, 2017
— Sion (@SionLew4) December 10, 2017
Why bench Coutinho and Firmino after a 7-0 win? I love Klopp but if he gets this wrong….
— Dan (@danghorbal) December 10, 2017
I’m sorry but Coutinho and Firmino benched? Does Klopp not realise how much Everton are going to be up for this? #lfc
— Peter (@artsutter) December 10, 2017
Coutinho & Firmino on the bench….. I’m not sure I’m ok with this 🙄 hopefully Klopp has a plan! #LFC
— Jake (@Jacob1996Howell) December 10, 2017
Is Klopp Having a laugh or what No Coutinho/Firmino/Wijnaldum/Emre Can🙈All Only On The Bench,Whats He Playing At🤔Rotation Has Worked last Few Weeks But You Don’t put 4 Of our best on the bench for a merseyside derby #LFC
— Darren Buckley🇮🇪☘️ (@Dbuck5488) December 10, 2017
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