Neco Williams could make his return to the Liverpool first team this weekend as the Reds welcome Fulham to Anfield on Sunday afternoon in the Premier League.
The current top-flight champions have got themselves an unwanted record of five defeats straight at home in the Premier League and that needs to change against Scott Parker’s Fulham team.
However, with Red Bull Leipzig on the horizon next week in the second leg of the Champions League, Jurgen Klopp might make a few changes to his starting XI.
According to the Liverpool Echo, Trent Alexander-Arnold could be among those to come out of the team that faced Chelsea in a bid to rest him for the Leipzig match with young full-back Williams in line to replace him in the side.
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Alexander-Arnold, like many of the Reds first-team players this season, has had it tough at times but with the Champions League coming up he is bound to be involved even so in that game.
It might make sense, then, to rest him against Fulham and the hope just needs to be Klopp gets the changes right and a win can still be earned tomorrow afternoon as well as in the week.
Liverpool can’t bank on winning the Champions League to qualify for it next season and have to still go for the top four, too, so Klopp needs to strike the right balance with his team selection.
Reds fan and writer for Anfield Watch, currently based in the south and still not over Xabi Alonso’s exit. Also a match-going reporter in the EFL.