Liverpool have received a major injury boost as 3 Reds are set to make their return, while the debut of Gakpo still remains doubtful against Brentford.
The Dutchman‘s amazing World Cup performance was one of the contributing factors to why Liverpool was keen and finally made the offer. The German boss sets his eyes on the next match. And he might just introduce some changes to the lineup.
Cody Gakpo shenanigans & Liverpool’s desire for 3 points against Brentford
In the Premier League, Christmas has traditionally been a time to sort the wheat from the chaff. While it may be a little early to draw any firm conclusions given the World Cup break’s effects, the number of games necessary to completely change a season still exists.
With a win against Brentford on Monday night, Liverpool will strive for a perfect holiday season as they target nine points from nine, knowing that doing so would put them in the fifth position and within striking distance of both Newcastle United and the Champions League qualifying spots.
Liverpool are almost certain to make changes. In Friday’s victory over Leicester at home, Andy Robertson struggled with the aftereffects of a dead leg, and Kostas Tsimikas, who took his place in the second half, was ready to start. Ibrahima Konate, Naby Keita, and Fabio Carvalho are all vying for starts, and Roberto Firmino, James Milner, and Curtis Jones might all return from injury to play for the first time since the World Cup.
Cody Gakpo, a recent addition, is not scheduled to play since his registration is not anticipated to be finished in time for him to train with his new teammates before the game.
Losing a single game is not an option
“Winning games is the only way we can put pressure on, that’s what we have to do”
There is still plenty of opportunity to change the environment with more than half of the campaign left. However, Jurgen Klopp is aware that Liverpool cannot afford to fall too far behind in the race given their recent run of four straight league victories, which suggests that while their performances have been inconsistent (as shown by the effort required to defeat Leicester City 2-1 on Friday night), results are starting to go their way.