Pepijn Lijnders hinted at some of the players to come in for Liverpool’s League Cup encounter with Arsenal and demanded they take their likelihood by going for the trophy.
Filling in for Jurgen Klopp in his pre-game press conference, assistant boss Lijnders spoke passionately about the possibilities particular players could get and how they represented the way Liverpool want to play.
Regardless of which folks make up the beginning 11, the thought is that the Reds play in the very same aggressive way, attempting to win just about every match and imparting their superiority on the opposition.
Even though adjustments will be created, making sure it is not Liverpool’s strongest XI on show, Lijnders does not see that as which means the group will have to be worse off.
“We want to attack this competitors, 1 game away from getting in the final eight,” he told reporters.
“In our game it is genuinely essential to have good quality, to have identity. Freshness is genuinely essential, so we search for these 3 and the lineup will be 1 who feels the duty of this competitors and genuinely desires to attack.
“As against Tottenham, as Arsenal, we have to be at our finest in all departments. This lineup will represent that.”
It had currently been confirmed that goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher would start out, a 1st Anfield game for the Irish U21 international, but Lijnders also spoke about seniors who could be involved.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Naby Keita could continue their integration into the group, soon after each and every began and impressed in Europe final week.
“We want to give [Oxlade-Chamberlain] time and we know it will come if he keeps his aggression offensively and defensively how he can play, but that wants time.
“We saw currently glimpses and genuinely very good phases. He desires to do it now for 95 minutes and two occasions 95 minutes, that is the subsequent step for him. But he’s incredibly essential for us since he provides a entirely various dynamic to produce.
“Naby was unlucky with injury this season we all know it [new league, new team] requires time, but we can all see what a magnificent player he is and what he can do to our group, specifically how to bring the ball into final third and disorganise the opposition.
“Important for just about every single player is [to] remain match and obtain regularity and consistency.”