First-team regular must be dropped: Three things we learned about Liverpool from draw v West Ham
By Emma Sanders
Football Insider analyses Liverpool’s 2-2 draw against West Ham in the Premier League at Anfield on Sunday afternoon.
Lallana is one of Liverpool’s most important players
Adam Lallana marked his return to the starting XI with an excellent goal after just four minutes against the Hammers. The midfielder has become an important part of Jurgen Klopp’s side this season and it’s clear he brings much more intensity to the team when he’s involved. He is now one of their best players and it’s crucial Liverpool keep him fit.
Karius should be dropped
Liverpool’s goalkeeper has come under huge criticism and he will be in the headlines yet again after making another mistake against West Ham. Loris Karius only joined in the summer and is still young but he did not deal with Dimitri Payet’s free-kick and he has made a number of blunders already this season. He doesn’t look to be much of an improvement over Simon Mignolet and Klopp should consider dropping him before he falls apart under increasing pressure.
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Origi is a reliable goalscorer
Divock Origi is becoming one of Liverpool’s most reliable forwards and every time he has been given an opportunity in the first team, he seems to have taken it. He was on the score-sheet yet again, to net his fourth goal in as many games shortly after the re-start. Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho’s injury have paved the way for the 21-year-old and it will be hard to keep him out of the side.
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