Liverpool lineups with Wataru Endo’s injury concern resolved in the midst of significant Sheffield United adjustments


Our Liverpool writers have selected their best squads for the Premier League matchup between Sheffield United and Liverpool tonight.

Paul Gorst: Jurgen Klopp has a tough balancing act tonight because, in addition to Liverpool being the clear favourites, everyone anticipates a big goal differential and plenty of rest for his best players.

Naturally, Klopp stated that he would treat Sheffield United, who are currently in last place, with the highest respect, and that is to be anticipated, but I still believe there will be a fair lot of rotation this evening.

While Conor Bradley and Jarell Quansah will remain in their positions, Kostas Tsimikas will start at left defence. Ibrahima Konate can take a break while Virgil van Dijk takes the pitch. Joe Gomez as well.

Wataru Endo remains in the middle of the pitch, and Ryan Gravenberch and Harvey Elliott also get my vote. Bobby Clark, who hasn’t played since the middle of February, can wait in the wings and possibly for a few minutes.

And up top, Luis Diaz can have the night off and Cody Gakpo comes into the side. Liverpool should have too much for Chris Wilder’s men if they take it seriously. And with the possibility to recover top spot available to them, they will undoubtedly be doing that.

Team Kelleher; Endo, Elliott, Gravenberch; Salah, Nunez, Gakpo; Bradley, Quansah, Van Dijk, Tsimikas.

Ian Doyle: This evening, the least good Premier League team (statistically speaking) comes to Anfield. However, we’ve all played the game for far too long to believe that Sheffield United will just give in and let Liverpool tickle their collective ass.

However, a win will return the Reds to the top. Thus, what action should Klopp take?

Since this is the second of three games in eight days, there needs to be some rotation. Caoimhin Kelleher will still start in goal, though. Andy Robertson can start again at left back, and Ibrahima Konate can play centre back alongside captain Virgil van Dijk, with Conor Bradley starting at right back.

Joe Gomez can start at number six as a result of Wataru Endo’s concerns. Alexis Mac Allister will stay on the left side of the midfield, while Harvey Elliott will enter on the right.

Darwin Nunez can control his playing time up front by having Cody Gakpo play down the middle, Mohamed Salah to the right, and Luis Diaz to the left.

My squad (4-3-3): Gomez, Elliott, Mac Allister; Salah, Gakpo, Diaz; Bradley, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson; Kelleher.


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