Jurgen Klopp has revealed his line-up for the Champions League clash against Porto at Anfield on Wednesday night and fans can’t believe that Dominic Solanke hasn’t made the squad.
Klopp had said in his pre-match press conference that he respected the competition and tonight’s opponents too much to opt for real rotation, despite a 5-0 lead from the first leg and a huge Premier League clash against Man United on Saturday.
Despite that he did drop Mohamed Salah, Virgil Van Dijk and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to the bench.
The team news was announced on the official Liverpool Twitter page ahead of the 7.45pm kick-off.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) March 6, 2018
Fans are surprised that Klopp decided to play both Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino, with Danny Ings on the bench.
But they were especially gutted that Solanke wasn’t even in the squad.
Here are the best reactions from Liverpool fans ahead of the Champions League clash they are convinced will lead to a place in the quarter-finals:
Just shows how paper thin this squad is. No cover basically for our front three. Starting someone like Ings or Solanke disrupts our play massively
— WhatDivock (@uguudei_j) March 6, 2018
No Solanke in the squad. Maybe Klopp doesn’t rate him after all
— We’ve got Salah (@Lpoolbanter) March 6, 2018
Would of really liked to see ings or solanke amongst the starters
— jimbo (@Burkie91) March 6, 2018
Thought Solanke or Ings would have a start tonight!
— Jamie Farmery. (@_jamielfc) March 6, 2018
Starting the game strong. Strange that Ings and Solanke didn't start seeing as we are already 5-0 up though https://t.co/HCqnPTsKw2
— Dave Beesley (@davebeesley) March 6, 2018
Couldve give a chance to Mingolet and Solanke tbh
— Chili (@AnglianCili10) March 6, 2018
i'm not sure why we're starting Mane and Firmino tbh. Thought Ings and Solanke will get time in a 4-4-2 #LFC
— 'wale (@wale_raj) March 6, 2018
No solanke, that’s a shame
— Daniel Henshaw (@Fuller952) March 6, 2018
FFS WHERES DOM https://t.co/fMsoIa0aNM
— Jordan ???? (Adama Traore Enthusiast) (@SolankeStrike) March 6, 2018
— Rowan (@ingcest) March 6, 2018
Disappointed not to see Solanke involved or Ings starting. Hopefully he will get some game time. Good call resting Robbo. Need to firing on the left Saturday.
— Daniel Hall (@dan_hall86) March 6, 2018
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