By Harvey Byrne
Emre Can should be axed with striker Divock Origi replacing him in a change of formation in the best possible Liverpool XI to face West Brom on Saturday evening.
The Germany international looked out of sorts during Monday’s clash against West Brom on Saturday and the Reds should look to get more bodies up the field against a side which is expected to defend, with Can the one to fall out.
The Merseysiders failed to breakdown Jose Mourinho’s outfit, as they sat behind the ball on Monday and they also suffered a shock 2-0 defeat against a very defensive Burnley team earlier in the campaign.
Baggies manager Tony Pulis will set-up his team to defend against Liverpool too, meaning that an extra man up the pitch as well as a natural striker will be the most likely to help the Reds break through the Midlands outfit.
Belgium international Origi has made eight appearances for the Reds in the new campaign scoring two goals.
With Daniel Sturridge currently out of form and the ability of the 21-year-old to pull defenders apart with his pace, it makes Origi the most suitable player to lead the Liverpool line.
Attcker Roberto Firmino should revert to a role in Liverpool’s attacking three, looking to link the midfield with the striker, while Sadio Mane and Philippe Coutinho provide the threat on the wings.
One Baggies player, who the Reds will have to watch out for is former Tottenham attacker Nacer Chadli, who has been in impressive form following his summer move to the Hawthorns.
With four goals in five matches for West Brom, the Liverpool defence and midfield will have to be on high alert to him.
Given the work rate and energy of duo Jordan Henderson and Adam Lallana this makes them the two that should start in the Reds’ midfield.
Liverpool will face West Brom in BT’s 5.30pm kick off in a clash which the Reds will be taking the full three points from.
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