Liverpool front-three given a rest as Minamino and Jota start - Rumoured XI vs Midtjylland

LFC Globe
27th October 2020
Diogo Jota

, Sadio Mane and will be given a rest as Jurgen Klopp rings the changes against Midtjylland on Tuesday night.

That is according to a leaked lineup doing the rounds on social media, which includes four changes for Liverpool.

The defence remains the same, with Alisson, , , and lining up in the Reds back-line.

is the sole midfielder to retain his place from the weekend as he is joined by in the middle of the park. gets a rare start alongside the duo.

Liverpool's trusted attacking trio are given a rest with a view to Saturday's clash against West Ham, although they are likely to be on the substitutes bench rather than given a night off in entirety.

earns a second consecutive start following his winner against . and partner the Portuguese in attack.

It would certainly be out of character for Klopp to rest his attacking troika in the , but there are several factors which facilitate the need to do so.

With the Reds currently in the midst of seven games in 22 days, keeping the likes of Firmino, Mane and Firmino as fresh as possible is crucial - with no better chance than tonight to allow them some rest.

The additions of Minamino and Jota this year allow Klopp the option to rest his attacking three much more this season. While the resurgence of Shaqiri provides another added dimension to the squad.

Takumi Minamino

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Rumoured Liverpool XI vs Midtjylland

Liverpool XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Fabinho, Gomez, Robertson, Henderson, Milner, Shaqiri, Origi, Jota, Minamino.

* Confirmed lineups to be released at 6.45pm GMT.

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