For the Liverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern, nothing but a win against Chelsea this weekend will be tolerated. The Reds are looking to bounce back after a disappointing result against Sevilla in mid-week, and so a big performance will be needed against the Blues.
After the disaster that was the second-half against Sevilla, though, big changes are needed in the Liverpool first team – particularly at the back. Alberto Moreno had arguably one of the worst games of his career against his former side, and he has since been blamed for two of their goals on the night.
As a result, the Liverpool fans online seem to want him to be dropped this weekend, and they have outlined exactly who they want to replace him. According to a recent poll run by our landlord, 64% of fans want him to be replaced by James Milner this weekend – the player that displaced him in the first team for much of the season last term.
Perhaps most significantly, just 5% of fans want to see him in the starting line-up, indicating a clear shift in opinion on the Spanish defender.
Chelsea’s attack is one of the best in the Premier League, and if Moreno struggles again, the Blues will make Liverpool pay. They can’t afford to take that risk, and the consistency and experience of James Milner is arguably the best way of counteracting that.
Liverpool fans – thoughts?
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