Idealistically you would want your fullest fittest and best X1 possible for the next 270 minutes at least, for me that would mean this side to play in the next 3 outings…..
Trent. Matip. Virgil. Robbo
Salah. Mane. Diaz………
Risky as f**k doing such a thing, so against Benfica we’ll probably see something like this…..
Trent. Konate. Virgil Kostas
Hendo. Naby lad
Salah Bobby. Diaz
Jürgen will probably start with Gomez at RB, then give minutes to Trent second half, if Naby is fit he’ll start if not Ox will but subbed for Thiago after a hour, Konate in for Joel and Bobby to start rather than Mane, 5 Subs remember in the CL so might also see Minamino, Divock, or Milner, if all goes well we can then rest Mo, Fabinho or Hendo,
There is no doubt in my mind the game on Sunday will be in Jürgen’s train of thought, he will want to field that side at the top, but he’ll also want to win tomorrow night knowing a win and perhaps a 2-3 goal margin will make the second leg a mere formality and allow further rotation and the resting of tired limbs, and the best preparation possible for the semi V them again,
It’s f***in full on now ppl from Saturday V Watford to somewhere near the end of the month, we got Blueshite on the 24th so nigh on three solid weeks of high intensity cup final football, never do it easy do we ?
Glad I’m not the gaffer, fookin head hurts just doing ^^^^^^^^^^^^^.
0-2 at least, Mighty Redmen
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