Liverpool fans have reacted furiously to the news that Jurgen Klopp has dropped key men Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino to the bench for tonight’s Premier League clash with Chelsea.
Twitter has been ablaze as supporters feel that the absence of these players could stop Liverpool from getting the three points at Anfield.
Both players have been named on the bench, with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Daniel Sturridge getting the nod up front.
It’s especially surprising as the Liverpool attack has been impressive this season – it’s the defence that’s been letting them down.
Dejan Lovren is also dropped for tonight’s game, with Ragnar Klavan and Joel Matip playing in central defence.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) November 25, 2017
Here are some of the best reactions to the surprising team news:
Good one lads, where's the actual team?
— Jake (@Jake_LFC9) November 25, 2017
Can’t be real
— Shaun Fitzpatrick (@shaunfitzylfc8) November 25, 2017
YOU ARE KIDDING ME!!!!!!
— Tom Corbett (@gerrard1212) November 25, 2017
Lads. Why you benching Saido and Roberto 😱 Come on you Reds 🔴
— Callum (@CNuttall18) November 25, 2017
This ain't the league cup! I think someone needs to let Klopp know.
— Ali Osman (@aliosman9) November 25, 2017
The bench would beat the team
— Simon Powell (@SiPo27) November 25, 2017
Liverpool start the game three points behind Chelsea in fifth and are in desperate need of all three points at Anfield.
One bit of positive news from the team line-up news is that Adam Lallana is back on the bench after a long-term injury.