Solanke up front for a crucial derby? Coutinho and Firminho in the form of their lives sitting in the Merseyside cold on the bench? Taking Salah off with the game not won yet? I knew on Saturday that Jurgen needed an intervention. Jordan Henderson started for flip sake! It’s my duty to help him and I will.
Claudio Ranieri didn’t mince his words when announcing that he had become Jurgen Klopp’s sponsor for the Liverpool manager’s crippling addiction to tinkering with his side. The German coach has been resting and rotating like a mad fiend recently but his decisions for his team selection on the weekend was clearly a desperate cry for help. Ranieri, who once hit rock bottom when trying to play Winston Bogarde for Chelsea, will do everything he can to help Klopp overcome his demons.
At Chelsea, I couldn’t help myself. We would have a fantastic, wonderful match and then the next game, I would change half the team. Poor Damien Duff didn’t know what was going on. On the weekend, Solanke looked more surprised than anyone to be on the pitch. It’s like Klopp was screaming “I have a problem” when the team news was announced. Poor Philly Coutinho. Playing brilliant football only to be dropped for Oxlade-Chamberlain. And then he throws on Danny Ings with Sturridge on the bench. That’s crazy!
Rafa Benitez has also apparently offered his help to Klopp, although the Newcastle manager is still battling his own demons. Jon-Jo Shelvey appears constantly confused at life in general, but there are rumors that some of his expressions, where he appears perplexed at his own existence, are related to team selection. There is hope that Klopp can be cured as Liverpool enter a crucial winter period. There are though, unconfirmed reports that Markovic is training for his new role as their big man up front.
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