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Liverpool fans on Twitter happy to hear that Gomez is set to start

Liverpool fans on Twitter happy to hear that Gomez is set to start - Liverpool

Liverpool vs Barcelona at the Nou Camp tonight promises to be a classic. Both sets of fans will have been tuning into Tottenham vs Ajax last night and licking their lips. They have to get past the semi-final first, though, and according to Paul Joyce of The Times, Jurgen Klopp is set to drop Trent Alexander-Arnold for Joe Gomez at right-back.

There are no secrets around the fact that whoever makes it to the Champions League final out of Liverpool and Barcelona will be the favourite, however, for both sides, the two games between themselves and a Madrid final will be incredibly tough. The slightest tactical tweaks from Jurgen Klopp and Ernesto Valverde could prove pivotal, and Klopp starting Gomez at right-back would certainly be a significant tweak.

Alexander-Arnold is the only official senior right-back in the Reds’ squad, so it’s tough for Klopp whenever he’s out of form, needs a rest or is unavailable. In this case, it’s about defensive stability. The importance of Barcelona’s full-backs to their attack is incredible, and if Trent gets caught out and Jordi Alba gets space in behind it could prove fatal, so with Gomez less likely to bomb forward in attack, he makes a sensible option for the Kopites to start with tonight.

You can read the Reds’ thoughts on Gomez’s supposed start here:

The Reds are all happy with the idea of Gomez starting at right-back and will be delighted to see the versatile defender fill in for Alexander-Arnold later.


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