Liverpool followers have slammed Jurgen Klopp’s resolution to start out Jordan Henderson within the aspect’s UEFA Champions League final 16 first leg conflict with Actual Madrid. The 2 European heavyweights meet at Anfield on Tuesday (February 21) evening.
They’re set to battle in a repeat of final season’s last, the place Los Blancos got here out triumphant with a 1-0 win. The 2 sides are encountering underwhelming campaigns after a stellar displaying within the 2021-22 time period.
Liverpool‘s solely probability of silverware is principally resting on the Champions League however they must get previous their acquainted foes to advance to the quarterfinals. In response to some followers, Klopp has already made the mistaken resolution by choosing Henderson in midfield.
The Reds captain has been continuously hounded out for under-par performances this season. He has featured 26 instances throughout competitions, contributing an help. Henderson is beginning to frustrate the Anfield trustworthy. A Manchester United supporter was amused seeing him chosen for the encounter towards Actual Madrid:
“Henderson (lifeless emoji) you are having amusing.”
One other fan reckons the English midfielder goes to battle towards the likes of Actual Madrid duo of Luka Modric and Federico Valverde:
“Henderson goes to get bullied.”
One Reds fan even went so far as to say that Henderson was a shame of a footballer:
“Henderson in any line-up simply f**** your enthusiasm. What a shame of a footballer, however we transfer.”
In the meantime, Alisson Becker was chosen in objective, with Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez, Virgil van Dijk and Andy Robertson in defence. Klopp has partnered Henderson with Fabinho and Stefan Bajetic in midfield. The in-form trio of Mohamed Salah, Darwin Nunez and Cody Gakpo will begin in assault.
Here is how Twitter reacted to Henderson’s inclusion in Liverpool’s XI for his or her sport with Madrid:
Former Liverpool striker Robbie Keane ideas Reds to get previous Actual Madrid and win Champions League
Keane has predicted Liverpool to take pleasure in a much better run within the Champions League than they’ve managed in all different competitions this season. The Reds are out of each home cup competitions and sit eighth within the Premier League, trailing shock leaders Arsenal by 19 factors.
Nonetheless, the Merseysiders are England’s most profitable membership in Europe’s elite membership competitors, successful the trophy seven instances. Keane says that Klopp’s aspect’s model fits the European match, telling Betway:
“They don’t seem to be in nice kind within the Premier League, however I actually imagine Liverpool have a possibility to go and win the Champions League. Can they do it whereas underperforming domestically? Completely.”
The Reds will search revenge over Real Madrid after final season’s heartbreaking last defeat. Additionally they suffered an agonising 3-1 loss within the 2018 Champions League title match towards Los Blancos.