Liverpool have announced their starting line-up ahead of Wednesday night’s game in the Champions League – and some of the club’s fans on Twitter are baffled that Takumi Minamino has been left on the bench yet again.
Reds manager Jurgen Klopp has made five changes to his starting XI for the midweek clash against Italian side Atalanta in the Champions League group stages.
The Merseyside giants thumped Atalanta 5-0 in the reverse fixture at the beginning of November and will be hoping for similar success at Anfield tonight, as they can mathematically seal progression to the last-16 of the competition.
A selection of Liverpool supporters on social media are confused to see Minamino named on the bench and missing from the XI in the official line-up announcement.
The 25-year-old attacker has had a difficult individual season so far where he’s struggled for regular minutes on the pitch and he’s once again with the substitutes on Wednesday night.
He’s scored three goals in his 10 appearances for the Reds this season in all competitions, but he’s started in just three of those games and is quite clearly far down the pecking order when it comes to the forward positions.
Here are some Liverpool fans discussing Klopp once again overlooking Minamino:
The fact that minamino isnt starting baffles me. Why origi? Honestly why?
— M (@M98_________) November 25, 2020
Interesting team that, only wish he started Minamino 🤩
— cyprian (@DamianEd_) November 25, 2020
What we thinking about the lineup lads? I would’ve started Minamino over Origi https://t.co/n5uLd4B8M5
— 𝗮𝗮𝗿𝗼𝗻 (@ftbllaaron) November 25, 2020
— Joe Wreford (@Reefnot99) November 25, 2020
It’s devastating Minamino doesn’t even start this game!!
— Muhammed Tarek (@muotarek) November 25, 2020
Minamino isn’t rated at all https://t.co/eAlEsfdqa0
— 🅰️ (@Aran0123) November 25, 2020
Why doesn’t Minamino ever get a chance man
— Ryan (@RyanTcaley) November 25, 2020
Minamino must be miles off it in training
— Dublin Red 🔴 (@adublinredYNWA) November 25, 2020
How has Origi started over Minamino?! What is going on here #LFC 😂😂
— Tom (@TomClark4795) November 25, 2020
Why doesnt Minamino play? https://t.co/EaTfHYZxll
— * (@MinaminoAcid) November 25, 2020