Nerves are starting to kick in now ahead of this one tomorrow. Think we'll all be glued to the phones at 3:29pm anticipating the team sheet. Hopefully Matip is fit but I think we'll have to wait until the release of the team sheet until that question is answered.
If he is fit, I think the team picks itself but if he's unavailable I'd go with the below:
Alisson; Trent, Hendo, Fab, Robbo; Thiago, Gini, Milner; Salah, Firmino, Mané;
I've scrolled through a few posts on this and not sure if I've seen Milner's name pop up on anyone's potential team sheet.
Personally, I do find him frustrating to watch at times, especially games like the Newcastle one where we were crying out for a creative midfielder. However, in games like the one tomorrow, I think he can have a significant impact. His work rate and experience will certainly help in nullifying any threat from their midfield runners. I especially think he might be useful in helping out Trent as I think Ole will look to exploit that side of ours. As much as I like Jones as a player, I think Milly might just be more suited for tomorrow's match.
In terms of the game itself, I was never 100% confident of beating them even when we were playing at the top of our game and they were struggling. It's always a tough one to call and tomorrow is no different. I think all of the talk that's been sent their way/coming from them with regards to their title credentials, can only help us. People are very expectant of them now and hopefully they'll crumble under that type of pressure. We need a big performance from the whole team if we're gonna win but especially from the front three. If they get half a yard, they need to make it count.
Heart: 3-1 to LFC