Jose Enrique said instagram He wants Jurgen Klopp to start Roberto Firmino for the first time in 2023, when Liverpool face Real Madrid in the second leg of the Champions League at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday night.
The Reds are in Madrid as they try to overcome an unlikely 5-2 first-leg deficit, with Luis Enrique hoping his former club are in the lead.
Liverpool have been known for some pretty stunning comebacks over the years. If they make progress here, it could come out on top.
Klopp must have known he would be without Jordan Henderson and Stefan Bajcetic, so Enrique opted for James Milner and Fabinho as sitters in midfield, with Firmino not far behind , ranked tenth.
The regular 2023 front trio remains, with Cody Gacko up top, Darwin Nunez on the left, Mohamed Salah on the right, and the backline and goalkeeper from the first two Premier League starts. also the same.
Either way, Enrique was an attacking lineup but brushed off the idea of starting youngster Fabio Carvalho when brought up.
On playing Carvalho: “Disagree with Carvalho,” Enrique said in the comments section of his post. “But I agree with the four strikers, maybe a 4-2-3-1 with Firmino as a No 10.
“Reds, that’s how I think we should play today with this starting XI. The score was predicted to be 0-3 and then we win in extra time or on penalties. Come on Red!!!”
Is Firmino ready to start?
It will be Firmino’s final season on Merseyside and the £29million star (BBC Sport) Will want to end it with a bang.
From lifting the Premier League title and the Champions League title, the quick-thinking striker has been an underrated figure for Liverpool and will now need to be reinvigorated under Klopp.
But did they have a last dance? Because if they do, the comeback could land straight at the top of Liverpool’s unlikely to win list.
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