Liverpool fans react on Twitter to Klavan starting v Arsenal
By Dominic Toner
Liverpool defender Ragnar Klavan has been recalled to the starting line-up against Arsenal – and the club’s supporters are concerned on Twitter about the decision.
The Reds host top four rivals Arsenal in the Premier League and will move temporarily into third with a victory.
Jurgen Klopp has decided to make one alteration to the team that suffered a 3-1 defeat against Leicester in their last game.
Klavan has come into the side for Lucas at centre-back and will hope to bring some more defensive solidity.
Liverpool fans have voiced their worry that Klavan is starting against the Gunners and feel he is a liability.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Thank Christ Lucas is out. Although not convinced by Klavan. No matter what we do, without Lovren its still a shambles.
— Nathan (@nathanhodg) March 4, 2017
Apparantly, Sakho's a monster today for CP. We're facing Arsenal with Matip/Klavan. Can't see this going well. #LFC
— Fredrik Wahlström (@FredrikWahlstrm) March 4, 2017
why Klavan he's one of the worlds worst
— Tom Bernard (@TomBernard_) March 4, 2017
— Martin Turner (@Turner_LFC) March 4, 2017
Klavan has been a fringe player for the Merseyside club this season and has struggled to establish a regular position following his £4million arrival in the summer.
The 31-year-old is extremely dominant in the air, but has been caught out by pacy attackers in the past.
He will partner Joel Matip at centre-back, while Dejan Lovren is only fit enough for the bench as he returns from injury.
Klavan will be desperate to impress Klopp with a solid performance against league rivals and play a vital role until the end of the season in their pursuit of a Champions League spot.
In other Liverpool news, Mark Lawrenson has predicted the clash against Arsenal.