‘Naby Keita comes in and Wijnaldum breathes’
Iain Doyle: This is another quick turn for Liverpool with a third game in less than seven days.
And after moving at the lowest level in the middle of the week, Jurgen Klopp will definitely be looking to make changes for the trip to Crystal Palace in the early start of the Premier League today. .
There are no issues with the custodian. Alisson Becker is still between the bats.
But the availability of Joel Matip means the midfielder can be reinstated alongside Fabinho replacing Rhys Williams, with Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson at the back line once again.
The middle of the park is one place that deserves to be shaken.
This may be the game where Gini Wijnaldum takes a breather on his well-earned, falling to the bench with Naby Keita coming in to join Curtis Jones and captain Jordan Henderson.
Above, a little more tweaking by Mohamed Salah – who was an unused substitute at Selhurst Park last season – is again missing out.
Instead, Takumi Minamino can start on the left, with Sadio Mane shifting to the right and Roberto Firmino staying down the middle.
And with nine substitutes now allowed, I take off my shoes just in case.
My team (4-3-3): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Fabinho, Robasdan; Henderson, Jones, Keita; Mane, Firmino, Minamino.
‘Just one change when Liverpool keeps the pressure up’
Connor Dunn: Liverpool are now top of the Premier League and it’s time to put pressure on everyone else by clearly moving three more points in the first game of the final. weeks against Crystal Palace.
With that in mind, my four back is almost unchanged from Tottenham – only Joel Matip comes in for a superb Rhys Williams – just in terms of being at high back in the heart of defense and is back in full training.
The three faces, of course, are the three faces because I want to go as strong as possible to get ahead in the game for at least the first time before changes can be made.
My midfielder also remains the same, I take a long time to do too early with Curtis Jones but the way he has been meant to stay in the sidelines to continue struggled with his stuff but I would consider bringing in Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain or Naby Keita into the game if needed later.
My team (4-3-3): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Fabinho, Robasdan; Henderson, Wijnaldum, Jones; Salah, Firmino, Mane
‘Election heads’ can wait a week’
David Lynch: Jurgen Klopp has recently received a major fitness boost but feels it is unlikely they will come in at Selhurst Park.
Midfield duo Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Naby Keita were both part of the squad against Tottenham in midweek after returning from injury.
However, with a whole week separating this ditch with Palace and Liverpool ‘s next round, Klopp could make a mistake by being careful using both from the bench alone.
Asking the same XI who beat Tottenham – with the appropriate Joel Matip again replaced in the place of Rhys Williams – going once again looks like a sensible choice, postponing any headache until after a well-deserved week break.
My team (4-3-3) Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Fabinho, Robasdan; Henderson, Wijnaldum, Jones; Salah, Mane, Firmino.
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‘Just two changes for Liverpool’
Sean Bradbury: At some point this Christmas, Andy Robertson and Guinea Wijnaldum need a break.
But we have not reached that point.
This is a difficult act against stagnation. With Sadio Mane struggling for form, Robertson will be a key threat down the left. And Wijnaldum’s recent performances have been inaccurate so he needs to continue in the middle.
The promoters also need to manage their minutes soon. Again, that can wait until after Christmas.
So there are only two changes for me in a strong line to take on Roy Hodgson ‘s costs.
With Joel Matip back in training, he comes in for Rhys Williams.
And in midfield, Naby Keita will get the nod ahead of Curtis Jones this time.
My team (4-3-3): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Fabinho, Robasdan; Henderson, Wijnaldum, Keita; Salah, Firmino, Mane.