Andy Robertson’s 100th Premier League start for Liverpool could be foiled by Rhian Brewster’s return in tomorrow’s late kick off.
Liverpool return to Anfield to face a winless Sheffield United.
Jurgen Klopp’s Reds hope to extend their unbeaten home streak in the Premier League to 62 games with a win over Chris Wilder’s struggling Blades.
After an impressive away win over Ajax midweek, the Reds’ boss has made no excuses for a lesser performance against the Blades just three days later.
“We make no difference between the Premier League and Champions League,” Klopp said today.
“We just wake up and recover.
“Ajax and Sheffield United, the way they play are completely different and Sheffield United deserves a lot of attention, even though their results so far are not exactly what they wished for.”
Injuries to key players in Virgil Van Dijk and Allison still haunt the current champions, but Fabinho’s performance in central defence on Wednesday night boosted the confidence of Klopp.
“We all know that [Fabinho] can play this position.
“I’m not surprised that he can play that position but it’s about [this defence] getting used to each other.
“There are a lot of things from an organisation standpoint that you cannot talk about or exchange notes on.”
An Anfield return seems imminent for former Liverpool forward, Rhian Brewster, who looks to pick up his Sheffield United starting debut tomorrow.
Having been previously mentored by Klopp, Liverpool’s manager recognises the threat the 20-year-old possesses in the final third.
“We know him very well and that is the problem. We know how good he is.
“It’s Sheffield United – the way they play, if you want to win the game you have to be intense yourself.
“If Rhian is on the pitch, we know we should not let him finish at all.
“When he gets the ball, he is a natural finisher, that is his biggest threat.”
Tomorrow’s match-up has some uplifting elements as the Klopp’s men return home.
The 53-year-old had nothing but good words about Liverpool’s fortress.
“I love Anfield, it is a great place. I love our dressing room.
“I love the atmosphere even when the [fans] are not in because it is our home.”
On top of this, Liverpool’s Andy Robertson picks up his 100thPremier League for the Reds tomorrow.
An impressive Merseyside side career so far did not go unrecognised by the man in charge.
“Where can I start? It’s great,” admitted Klopp.
“From the moment he arrived here it’s a wonderful story, He established himself on a really high level.
“I like working with him, he is a brilliant character and a super player.”
Kick off is 8pm.
(pic of Robertson, by dom fellowes creative commons)