Liverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern are confident of progressing to the Champions League group stages after their first-leg victory but they’re aware there is still work to do.
The Reds lead 2-1 from the first leg in Germany, meaning that Julian Nagelsmann’s side need at least two goals at Anfield to turn the tide in their favour, and the odds look extremely favourable to Liverpool on Wednesday evening.
However, Jurgen Klopp’s side are no strangers to slipping up in crucial moments and will need to be solid defensively if they are to emerge victorious. Therefore, our landlord believes the German boss’ selection needs to be spot-on this week.
There can be no room for failure but Klopp may be tempted to rotate his side ahead of a crucial hosting of Arsenal at Anfield this weekend, a match that could provide a huge impact on a race for Champions League football next season.
This early in the season though, Liverpool need to take it one game at a time and their focus should be on the match on Wednesday, rather than considering Sunday’s clash with Arsenal.
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