Liverpool take on Napoli in Italy on Tuesday night as they begin their defence of the Champions League trophy and fans are keen to see a first start for a player that has managed just four minutes of Premier League football this season.
The Reds have been handed a somewhat easier group compared to their rivals, with the toughest of the three sides coming in the form of Napoli. Liverpool and the Italian side are expected to qualify from Group E.
But RedBull Salzburg and Genk will be keen to prove that they can upset the script, and book their place in the knockout round. It remains to be seen if Jurgen Klopp will place preference on the Premier League or Europe this season.
After winning the Champions League last season and coming second in the league, some fans want the first aim to be the Premier League title and finally end their 20-year wait since they last won the top-tier title.
It means that some fans are keen to see Klopp rest his starting stars in Europe, especially in what is considered a slightly easier group stage. Instead, some fringe players could get a chance and Adam Lallana might be one of those.
Lallana, now in his sixth season at Anfield following his £25million (Guardian) move from Southampton. He has since clocked up 158 appearances for the Reds, but managed just four minutes in the Premier League as a substitute against Arsenal.
Liverpool fans are keen to see Lallana start against Napoli on Tuesday night.
Surely Shaqiri and Lallana get a run out tonight against Napoli?
— Jacob_LFC (@JacobM_LFC) September 17, 2019
Starting XI prediction vs Napoli:
Mané and Salah wants game time after the international break. Other than that we’ll rotate a lot as our focus should be on the PL & we have a lot of games coming up
— Martin (@TheGeniusGerman) September 16, 2019
Hope Lallana shaqiri and OX start tonight. League is the priority. No distractions.
— Y (@YSAB87) September 17, 2019
START LALLANA FFS…
— Stanino de Oliveria Whytealdum #BobbyGiniStanYNWA (@realwhytedudeFC) September 15, 2019
Lallana has to start vs Napoli
— 📷 (@jaiFTBL) September 15, 2019
LALLANA-HENDO-MILNER MIDFIELD PLEASE 😇
— lorren (@loruscetta) September 15, 2019