Two changes in midfield: How Liverpool should line up against West Brom
Lucas missed the Newcastle game as his wife had just given birth. The Brazilian is now back and ready for selection and I would like to see him return to partner Gerrard in the middle. Henderson came in for Lucas at St James’ Park and was not as effective as he was against Crystal Palace. West Brom have a strong central midfield so we will need to be at our best in that department so Lucas for me is the first change to come in from the Newcastle game.
Rodgers continues to play Victor Moses at 10 and that is not working! Moses is struggling to offer any creativity in that position as he is much more effective playing wide on the left. Rodgers has to make a change here and give Luis Alberto a chance to start.
Alberto came on against Newcastle but played more on the right but you could see that he was trying to create opportunities for the strikers and breakthrough the Newcastle defenders; something Moses was failing to do. Moses is not a bad player at all but he is not effective in the position he is being asked to play.
With Coutinho still out injured, we need some creative spark from somewhere and Alberto could provide it. So for me, Alberto to start at 10.
For as long as Suarez and Sturridge are fit, they will continue to be the two strikers to fire goals in for Liverpool. Against Newcastle we saw them link up again for Sturridge’s goal. The more these two play together the more goals we are going to see from them.
Suarez has come out and said how happy he is with his partnership with Sturridge. Suarez told Liverpoolfc.com: “I am so happy because when you have a very good striker, and a very good partner, for defenders it is difficult because they have to give their attention to two players – not just one.
“If maybe two defenders come towards me, this creates space for Danny. This is important not just for me, but for the team and our confidence.
“He is a very good player. He had difficult moments at Chelsea and City, but this is a good time for him and I am so happy with him.”
So with all that said, my team to start against West Brom would be: Mignolet, Cissokho, Sakho, Skrtel, Toure, Johnson, Gerrard, Lucas, Alberto, Suarez, Sturridge
Who would you have?