Many Liverpool fans were stunned by the team that manager Jurgen Klopp has opted to go with for their lunchtime Premier League match against Brighton.
The club’s official website revealed the squad an hour before kick-off, with six changes to the side that lost 2-0 at home to Atalanta in midweek.
Sadio Mane is rested, while the in-form Diogo Jota comes back in. Takumi Minamino replaces Curtis Jones and the likes of Nathaniel Phillips and Andy Robertson come back in for Rhys Williams and Kostas Tsimikas. Joel Matip was also deemed not fit enough to feature having played twice already this week, according to The Athletic’s James Pearce.
The Reds to take on @OfficialBHAFC
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) November 28, 2020
With Liverpool’s catastrophic injury crisis in mind, Klopp is rotating his squad to the best of his ability, bearing in mind they have a huge Champions League clash in three days at home to Ajax.
Will Liverpool get the better of Brighton?
Despite this, supporters were not impressed with the decision and made their feelings clear on social media.
Fans react to shock starting line-up
No Matip on the bench, might cry
— George (@SeventySixRole) November 28, 2020
Matip injured pic.twitter.com/DoaHxn6Lys
— M A T T H E W (@LFCMATTHEW96) November 28, 2020
Just like Thiago is fine right
— Gini fan page (@giniwijnaldumsz) November 28, 2020
Omg Matip out ♂️
— WAZI LAD (@wazirilionel1) November 28, 2020
— ℝ (@ftblrhys) November 28, 2020
Hang on, where’s Matip????? https://t.co/ntUHEP9lVL
— sal (@sxlang_) November 28, 2020
— Aaron (@AaronD_97_) November 28, 2020
Click here to comment on this articleor
Give us feedback on your Football Transfer Tavern experience