Liverpool take to the pitch again tonight and have the opportunity to make it eight wins from eight games against Chelsea at Anfield. However, this game doesn’t have as much significance as the one on Saturday at Stamford Bridge. Because of that, the Reds want to see James Milner rested tonight against Chelsea to be ready for The Blues on the weekend.
Mignolet; Clyne, Moreno, Matip, Lovren; Fabinho, Keita, Milner; Shaqiri, Sturridge, Solanke, I reckon!
— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) September 26, 2018
Liverpool fan account Empire of the Kop took to Twitter to put out what they thought would be the Liverpool starting eleven tonight. They included a number of changes with the likes of Clyne, Moreno and Solanke included. However, the one change that a lot of fans want to make is Milner coming out for the likes of Jordan Henderson or another midfielder as the 32-year-old Milner could do with a rest.
Milner has become an increasingly pivotal player for The Reds and Jurgen Klopp will be pleasantly surprised by how well he’s managed to play in the club’s midfield. So far he’s been preferred over club captain Henderson and Fabinho, with Naby Keita also missing out on the odd occasion to accommodate Milner. In the long run, Milner isn’t the option, but at the moment with him playing the sublime football he is, Klopp will need to save him for the big games and Saturday’s Stamford Bridge visit is certainly one of those.
You can see The Kopites’ calls to rest Milner here:
Give Milner a rest. God knows he deserves one!
— Usmaan Salam (@UsmaanSalam) September 26, 2018
I doubt Millie would be able to play this many games in such a short time, and he's most probably starting this weekend and next Wednesday
— عاكف – عفريت (@Akef_) September 26, 2018
Think Milner will be rested. Need him for weekend imo
— Scott walker (@Scottwack89) September 26, 2018
Hendo for Milner .
— Satul Parekh (@SatulParekh) September 26, 2018
@SRFC96 hendo or wijnaldum for milly I'd say
— Conor Burns (@Conor_Burns398) September 26, 2018
Yes maybe bring in Jones/Camacho for Milner. We have a crucial 10 days ahead
— Charles Zindoga (@svosve_26) September 26, 2018
— justfootballnmusic (@footynmusic) September 26, 2018
The Reds are looking forward to the match tonight but are keen to see Milner get the day off and be ready and prepared for Chelsea on Saturday.