It is that time again, Premier League action has returned! It is always a painful wait during International breaks but finally we get to watch our beloved Reds take on Newcastle on Saturday at St. James’ Park.
One thing that always worries me after International games is injuries picked up by our players whilst they play for their country. But I am glad to say that we did not pick any up and we have a very strong squad ahead of this game, only Phillipe Coutinho who is still recovering from his shoulder injury is missing.
With almost a full compliment of players to pick from, Brendan Rodgers will have a selection headache going into this one. The first thing he has to establish is if Liverpool continue with the 3-4-1-2 formation which has bought us great success or revert back to the 4-3-3 formation. My guess, and what would make sense, is that Liverpool stick with the 3-4-1-2… If it is not broken then do not fix it.
Now looking at the personnel who should start the game on Saturday, here are my thoughts:
There is no doubt that Simon Mignolet with be in goal. He has had a very good start to his career at Liverpool and has already shown us how great a shot stopper he is. One concern though over Mignolet is dealing with crosses and his distribution from the back. Those are areas he has to work on and I am sure as he gets more experience they will improve.
Just to show how great Mignolet has been, he was recently named the clubs player of the Month for September.