Loads of Liverpool fans are pretty surprised and unhappy to see right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold left on the bench for tonight’s Champions League clash against Napoli.
The England international has been one of the Reds’ most important players for the last few years, and it’s a bit of a mystery as to why Jurgen Klopp would leave him out of his starting XI for a game as big as this one.
It seems Joe Gomez will be starting at right-back instead, despite not being anywhere near as effective going forward, usually putting in his best performances at centre-back.
In a rather cautious-looking team in general, there’s also no room for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain despite some fine recent performances, particularly in Europe.
It’s fair to say this is not going down too well with Liverpool fans on Twitter ahead of tonight’s game at Anfield.
LFC won the Champions League last season but lost to Napoli in their group game earlier this term, so cannot take anything for granted against Carlo Ancelotti’s side.
No Trent. And Milner + Hendo is not a fun duohttps://t.co/HVGk6stfen
— Pedro?? (37pts) (@LFC_Villa) November 27, 2019
You're gonna bench trent??? With that midfield!! Where's the creativity coming from looooool
— Silver Spring (@torres1275) November 27, 2019
Trent has to get rest at some point, but I think I would’ve “rested” him against Brighton instead of tonight
— Krissss (@KrissDZN) November 27, 2019
Napoli hasn’t won in 6 games and we’re fielding scrubs and benching Trent & Gini.
Should’ve fielded the strongest 11, kill off the game early and sub off Salah, Trent & Gini.
— khalid (@kj__95) November 27, 2019
Trent and ox on the bench really?
— Omotola (@OmoT_EE) November 27, 2019
Trent on the bench ?
— ? (@ohandyandy26) November 27, 2019
Workhorse midfield and no Trent ffs you hate to see it
— adam says ‘vote labour’ (@adamlfc00) November 27, 2019
Nice to see Shaqiri is alive but what the fuck is this? No creativity in the midfield and Trent has been benched. Where will the creativity come from I’m baffed https://t.co/r7LNeYealo
— Accolades… (@biggOartist) November 27, 2019