Fresh from Wednesday’s impressive victory over Manchester City in the Champions League, Liverpool will now switch their focus to Everton.
Jurgen Klopp’s men have received plenty of praise from fans and pundits alike for their performance.
Mohamed Salah, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Sadio Mane got on the scoresheet in a 3-0 triumph at Anfield, meaning that they have one foot in the semi-finals of the Champions League.
In the first half, the Reds dominated the ball and rarely gave City a sniff as Pep Guardiola’s team failed to register a single shot on target.
After an exuberant opening 45 minutes, Liverpool switched tactics in the second half and held on to their lead.
The tie will be decided at the Etihad Stadium next week, and for the Reds to reach the semi-finals, they need to either maintain their current advantage or nab a crucial away goal.
With that in mind, former Liverpool midfielder Jan Molby has suggested in a piece for the Liverpool Echo that Klopp should tinker his team for the Merseyside derby and prioritise the second leg against City.
In the piece, the retired midfielder claimed that a top-four place in the Premier League is practically sewn up as the club currently reside third in the standings, six points above fifth position.
After reading Molby’s thoughts, Liverpool fans have been making their own suggestions.
I just think our 2nd lineup with the likes of Clyne, Moreno, Solanke, Ings, etc can cope with Everton no prob
— Ivan Lfc Jovanović (@The_Koxy) April 5, 2018
Full strength on Sat. Better getting top four absolutely secure before a possible 2 leg semi final.
— Tony Tigre (@dfitzgeralds) April 5, 2018
Top4 is certain but it’s the derby
— Liverpool Red (@lfcredynwa) April 5, 2018
While that word ALMOST is still in the equation klopp has to play his strongest team! Top 4 isnt guarenteed yet so taking it for granted would be foolish.
— Jamie Williamson (@jamie_LFC_90) April 5, 2018
Did we make a mistake by sending Harry Wilson on loan? Could have done with him on Sat!
— Shaz Chowdhury (@mastershaz) April 5, 2018
Of course Tuesday is the bigger game, no question really. However it’s them and I can’t cope with their gloating if they win, second string or not.
— Martin W Somers (@flashmart29) April 5, 2018
Merseyside derby notwithstanding… bigger prize at stake here… give Ings, Solanke,Woodburn and others a chance to play some meaningful minutes.
— Errol Johnson (@ErrolJohnson18) April 5, 2018
Klopp said weeks ago, if his strongest 11 is fit, they play every week, no matter the game.
That's what Shanks did, it's what Paisley did.
— Ian McCue (@edward__ian) April 5, 2018