Reds chief to bring in fringe stars

6 May

Jurgen Klopp is set to make changes for Liverpool’s visit of Watford to rest most of the players who sealed a Europa League final spot.

Liverpool: Reds chief to bring in fringe starsLiverpool: Reds chief to bring in fringe stars

The Reds’ 3-0 semi-final second leg win against Villarreal at Anfield on Thursday night ensured a 3-1 aggregate success and a place in the final against Sevilla in Basel on May 18.

Europa League success will guarantee Champions League football next season so Klopp is no doubt keen to go all out to get his hands on the trophy.

Therefore, the German is poised to rest numerous players which means probable starts for the likes of goalkeeper Danny Ward, centre-back Martin Skrtel, midfielders Joe Allen and Lucas Leiva and possibly striker Christian Benteke on Sunday.

Left-back Brad Smith is suspended after being sent off at Swansea last weekend, while defender Mamadou Sakho remains unavailable for selection after a failed drugs test.

Skipper Jordan Henderson and striker Divock Origi are both still sidelined with respective knee and ankle problems but there is a chance both could be back in contention for the Europa League final.


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