A number of Liverpool supporters have been reacting to the Reds’ starting lineup to face Aston Villa.
The Premier League champions are back in action on Saturday afternoon, as they look to respond after their midweek defeat away to Real Madrid.
Jurgen Klopp’s men host a Villa side who also have top-four aspirations, highlighting the importance of the outcome at Anfield.
Not only that, but Liverpool are looking to stop a shocking run of six home defeats in a row – something that nobody would have predicted last summer.
Klopp has named his starting XI to take on Villa, with the German making two changes to the team that lost to Madrid.
Alisson continues in goal, while Trent Alexander-Arnold, Nathaniel Phillips, Ozan Kabak and Andy Robertson make up the back-line.
In midfield, Fabinho is joined by James Milner and Gini Wijnaldum, while Mohamed Salah, Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino start in attack, meaning Sadio Mane is left out.
Liverpool fans react to XI to face Aston Villa
These Liverpool fans have been providing their thoughts on the team on Twitter, with Mane’s omission the main talking point.
“Think it’s the right call to take Mane out today. Ben Davies makes the bench with Neco Williams and Origi still out“
“Good. Needs a rest & has been poor in recent times“
“Not surprised to see Sadio Mane left out of the starting XI for LFC. Needs a rest and good for Jurgen Klopp to have an option to turn to off the bench if he needs one“
“Mane just had to be left out. Correct call“
“Oh man. I don’t mind the line-up too much but again why would you leave Thiago on the bench?? And thank God that Mane guy was dropped. I really can’t stand seeing him play rn. Let’s get this win boys!!!”
In other news, some Liverpool fans have been showing their support for one Reds player – find out who it is here.
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