Liverpool are preparing for a huge match against Southampton this afternoon. They know victory is a huge step towards securing UEFA Champions League football next season. To say it’s a must-win match is a understatement.
It’s especially true as Manchester United travel to Arsenal later in the day, a match they could easily drop points in.
Now that Jurgen Klopp’s starting eleven has been announced, Liverpool fans are less than happy.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) May 7, 2017
The surprising omission is Adam Lallana, a player who has been in devastating form for the Reds this season. The England international has scored seven and assisted seven in the Premier League so far this term and many supporters reckon he would have been the key to victory today.
Southampton are tough to break down and Liverpool need all hands on deck in the final third if they are to create the chance that will get them ahead.
The good news for Reds fans is that he is on the bench, so could yet play a part in securing a result.
Supporters took to Twitter to share their displeasure with Jurgen Klopp’s decision…
Lallana not starting is a joke
— Nathan (@Nathanoc96) May 7, 2017
Lallana isn't starting and I don't understand why.
— ???? (@JmasNews) May 7, 2017
How is Lallana not starting????now is the time to be risking him even if he is not 100%, hate our full backs as well????
— John O Sullivan (@Corballyred) May 7, 2017
Klopp is a bottler not startin both Lallana and Sturridge. Seriously question that man at times
— Lou Lou (@LilLoubieLou) May 7, 2017
Klopp, I hope you know what you are doing…looking at that lineup…why Lallana and Sturridge is not starting is madness
— lllll lll lllllll l (@dGhost_) May 7, 2017
Shocking decision by Klopp to stick with Lucas and Origi. Sturridge and Lallana had to start.
— leight (@LeightonPaul_83) May 7, 2017
— Jurgen Brodinho (@Brodinho) May 7, 2017
Klopp pls where's Lallana
— Chris (@Chrishaywardyo) May 7, 2017