May 26, 2024

Jurgen Klopp has dropped a potential clue regarding his selection strategy for Liverpool’s Premier League match against Brentford today. The team faces a midfield shortage due to injuries to Thiago Alcantara, Stefan Bajcetic, and Curtis Jones, along with Alexis Mac Allister’s suspension. Ryan Gravenberch’s availability is uncertain due to a knee issue. Klopp is considering deploying Trent Alexander-Arnold in midfield, acknowledging that while it’s a possibility, it depends on various factors, including the opponent and the game situation. However, Klopp emphasizes the importance of not forgetting Alexander-Arnold’s proficiency as one of the world’s best right-backs.

The decision on whether Alexander-Arnold starts in midfield could hinge on Gravenberch’s fitness. Dominik Szoboszlai is expected to start, and Wataru Endo might make his first Premier League start since August. Harvey Elliott could also feature if Gravenberch is unavailable. Klopp faces a potential dilemma with limited midfield options on the bench, leading to speculation that Alexander-Arnold could start in midfield, with Joe Gomez on the right side of defense. Alexander-Arnold has experience in advanced roles, previously excelling as an inverted full-back and performing well in midfield during England’s Euro 2024 qualifying campaign. Klopp, known for handling selection crises adeptly, is likely carefully considering his lineup options ahead of the match.

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