Obviously playing two of his best players was a risk that Jurgen Klopp believed was worth “dead rubber” against Porto on Wednesday night for Liverpool’s Champions League.
The Reds have already reached the round of 16, so the German could have easily played on the second side without fear of being overtaken at the top of Group B.
Although some changes have been made, Klopp has decided to start the game at Anfield with both Sadio Mane and Mo Salah, a decision that does not go down well with believers.
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With more important Premier League games on the horizon, it’s no wonder there has been a backlash on social media.
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– Liverpool FC (@LFC) November 24, 2021
Klopp will certainly admit, however, that he made more good decisions than bad ones and that he should be trusted on such occasions.
The only real problem will be if one of the two strikers gets injured as in that case the coach has some uncomfortable questions to answer.
no need for Mo and Sadi
– Disco Dave (@onIyscrans) November 24, 2021
Salah should take a rest Klopp … PL games of today are very important!
– safa kadhim ?? (@ safakadhim87) November 24, 2021
Risk Salah AND Mane in an absolutely meaningless game just before the crowded December schedule, only to fill the pockets of the FSG https://t.co/FL4duvA17M
-Om Ambaye (@AmbayeOm) November 24, 2021
Risk Salah for a dead rubber game. pic.twitter.com/EK7LiI26fh
– at (@lfcarif_) November 24, 2021
Why do Mane and Salah start ??
– .Luca. (@LuccaLfc) November 24, 2021