Liverpool are set to return to action against Southampton this weekend, and the fans in the Transfer Tavern are looking forward to the clash. It’s been a difficult season so far, but a win against the Saints will surely put the Reds back on track as they look to secure a top-four place.
Jurgen Klopp’s team selection has been a big topic of debate this week in the pub, with fans unsure who the German is going to go for. One player that has generated a lot of talk, in particular, is Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson. Henderson hasn’t been at his best in recent weeks, though given his status he has often been retained in the starting line-up.
This is something that fans seemingly want to see change, though, at least according to a recent poll run by our landlord. When questioned on the matter, a whopping 82% of fans voiced their hope that Jurgen Klopp will not start the Englishman this weekend, with just 18% of fans keen to see him back in the starting line-up.
In truth, it’s no real surprise. He has a tendency to slow the game down, and with the likes of Emre Can, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Georginio Wijnaldum to call upon, there are more than enough alternatives from which Klopp could choose.
It remains to be seen whether he will keep his place, but the fans have certainly had their say – and it seems as though Henderson is not a popular man at the moment.
Liverpool fans – thoughts?
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