One shock omission: How Liverpool should line up against Newcastle

Central Defenders

This is where the selection headaches start for Rodgers. Using the 3-4-1-2 formation, Rodgers has opted to go with Sakho, Skrtel and Toure at the back. None of them have put a foot wrong so it would be unfair to drop them but Liverpool’s vice captain, Daniel Agger is now fit again and ready to return to the side.

It will be interesting to see if Rodgers decides to recall Agger and the only player who would tactically make sense to step out for Agger is Sakho. The French defender has been immense in defence and does not deserve to be dropped but tactically it would make sense for Agger to replace him if Rodgers deems fit as Sakho plays on the left side of the back three due to him being left footed and Agger is also left footed.

But with that said, Rodgers should just stick with Sakho, Skrtel and Toure at the back and Agger should bide his time on the bench.