'Well done FSG': Liverpool fans bemoan bench options as Klopp names XI for Leeds
Liverpool face Leeds United at Elland Road today and manager Jurgen Klopp has named his starting XI for the clash with the Whites.
The Reds boss was facing uncertainty in midweek, owing to the fact that both Alisson Becker and Fabinho could have been missing thanks to the debacle with the Brazilian FA and FIFA.
Thankfully for Klopp, that has been resolved and the Reds boss has indeed named both in his starting XI today. In attack, Klopp has opted with the usual duo of Salah and Mane, with Diogo Jota starting alongside them.
Ibrahima Konate is once again made to wait to be included in the starting XI, with Joel Matip picked alongside Virgil van Dijk. Andy Robertson is all back once more, while Trent Alexander-Arnold is at right back after his bizarre midfield cameo for England.
There is also a return to the XI for Spanish midfielder Thiago Alcantara, although there is a lack of attacking options on the bench, with Bobby Firmino missing out altogether.
With that, here’s what some Liverpool fans had to say about the starting XI Klopp has named for the trip to Leeds.
Lmao Origi is not even on the bench. Klopp would rather bring unfit Milner than him 💀💀
— Ã (@lfcarif_) September 12, 2021
No good attacking options off the bench though. That’s my worry this season. Come on you reds.
— Sampson Bond (@SampsonBond) September 12, 2021
Great team. Only look at the bench though and see where our downfall is. If the front 3 have an off day who’s coming on to pick it up? 1 thing I am disappointed with this summer is not signing a striker.
— Martin Webb (@MartinWebb44) September 12, 2021
Origi not even on the bench when Firmino and Minamino are injured 😭😭😭😭
— Josh (@KloppStyle) September 12, 2021
No attacking option on the bench, well done fsg
— #13 OUT (@onlyfarouk12) September 12, 2021
NO FORWARDS ON THE BENCH 😭😭 Good team tho
— Jason (@Jasonftbl) September 12, 2021