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Fan Opinion: Jurgen Klopp must start this Liverpool star against Barcelona to overturn 3-0 deficit

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Liverpool opinion: Trent Alexander-Arnold has to start against Barcelona on Tuesday

Liverpool don’t have a lot of time to celebrate their 3-2 win over Newcastle as Barcelona visit Anfield on Tuesday.

The Reds need to overturn a 3-0 deficit from the first leg and have a couple of injury concerns. Roberto Firmino is set to miss the tie and it is to be seen if Mohamed Salah recovers from his head injury from St. James’ Park.

Losing Salah would be a huge blow as the Egyptian is our leading scorer, while Firmino’s work-rate was missed in the first leg too.

Mohamed Salah against Barcelona

Mohamed Salah against Barcelona

Liverpool showcased their fighting spirit on Saturday coming from 2-2 to score in the 86th minute. They did not have Salah or Firmino on the field, and Klopp rolled the dice by bringing on Milner for a defender.

The full-backs did their bit for the team at the weekend as Trent Alexander-Arnold racked up a couple of assists for the Reds.

The Englishman was a surprising omission from the first leg against Barcelona but has to start at Anfield.

Liverpool chasing the game

The Reds have to start in blistering fashion as overturning a 3-0 deficit won’t be easy. Trent and Andy Robertson have been great all season, and they could be the keys to breaking the Barcelona defence.

Alexander-Arnold’s place was taken by Joe Gomez at the Nou Camp, and while the former Charlton defender provides more protection while playing at right-back, his crossing cannot compare with Trent’s.

Robertson and Trent have 11 assists each in the Premier League this season, and they will whip a crazy number of crosses in on Tuesday.

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Divock Origi could get a start after his winner against the Magpies, and it will be interesting to see if he plays down the middle of the attack.

We could use his physicality and pepper the Barcelona defence with crosses all night long. Of course, chasing the game leaves us open to being counter-attacked, and the Catalans are more than capable of taking advantage.

Ernesto Valverde also rested most of his first-team during the weekend’s game against Celta Vigo. Barcelona lost that tie but they have their eye on Anfield.

Virgil van Dijk will have his hands full in trying to keep Lionel Messi on a leash but the Anfield atmosphere should give us the backing we need.

Liverpool started like a house on fire against Huddersfield and did the same against Porto at home. Barcelona will also have memories of their capitulation against AS Roma from last season when they were knocked out despite leading 4-1 after the first leg.

Anfield has seen several incredible European games and another fantastic tie cannot be ruled out. The first goal will be crucial in the tie, and Liverpool are more than capable of getting that should they play to their potential.

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We might be without a couple of stars but the belief running the squad gives us that little extra we need.

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Liverpool plotting move to sign this Arsenal backroom staff member

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Liverpool target Arsenal’s head of medical services – Gary O’Driscoll

Liverpool have identified Arsenal’s Gary O’Driscoll as the leading candidate to replace the outgoing Andrew Massey. (h/t Daily Mail)

Massey who is the current head of medical services at Liverpool will leave the club on March 1st to take up a position at FIFA.

Having been at the club for almost seven years, Massey has played a key role in the Reds being one of the fittest teams in the league.

O’Driscoll is widely recognized as being one of the best in his field and Arsenal are determined to keep him at the Emirates.

Gary O'Driscoll

Driscoll has been at Arsenal since 2009 and is one of the old guards who has survived various culls.

He has held lead positions with the British Lions and Ireland rugby team. He should now welcome the chance to work for the European and World Champions. (h/t Metro)

Hailing from Manchester, Driscoll could welcome a return to the North-West of England to Merseyside.

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Liverpool are an extremely well-run club both on and off the pitch. Driscoll should relish the ability to work with the Reds without having to worry about politics or unrest.

In Driscoll, Liverpool look to have found an excellent candidate to continue the work of Andrew Massey as the Reds prepare for life without the medical genius.

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Third Liverpool star shipped out on loan until the end of the season

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Isaac Christie-Davies joins Cercle Brugge until the end of the season

Liverpool striker Isaac Christie-Davies has joined Cercle Brugge on loan until the end of the season. (h/t Liverpoolfc)

Christie-Davies will now link-up with the Groen en Zwart at their winter training camp in Malta. He is the third Liverpool player to leave on loan this month following Herbie Kane and Rhian Brewster.

The 22-year-old joined Liverpool from Chelsea and made his debut last month in the Carabao Cup quarter-finals against Aston Villa.

Isaac Christie-Davies

Bernd Storck is the manager of Cercle Brugge, who gained promotion to Belgium’s top-flight last season.

The German coach was previously in charge of Royal Excel Mouscron, where Taiwo Awoniyi spent time on loan last season.

Cercle currently have 13 players on loan at the club. The Welshman’s versatility has seen him perform in midfield, on the wing and upfront for the Liverpool Under-23s this season. This could boost his chances of a starting berth.

Cercle are currently bottom of the Belgian top tier, seven points off their closest rivals Waasland-Beveren after taking just 11 from their opening 21 games.

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Cercle next play at home to Royal Antwerp on January 19 and should give Christie-Davies enough time to prepare for his possible debut.

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Liverpool striker returns from loan spell after scoring just 1 goal in 22 games

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Liam Millar has been recalled by Liverpool from his loan at Kilmarnock

Liverpool youngster Liam Millar has returned to the club after cutting short his loan at Kilmarnock. (h/t Liverpoolfc)

The 20-year-old striker, who joined from Fulham in 2016, is yet to make his debut for the Merseysiders.

Millar signed a long-term first-team contract with Liverpool in January 2019 and joined Scottish Premiership side Kilmarnock on loan until the end of the 2018–19 season.

Liam Millar

He made his debut for Kilmarnock in a 2–1 loss to Hearts and scored his first goal a month later against St Mirren.

He returned on loan to Kilmarnock in August 2019 on a year-long loan which has now been cut short by the Reds.

The striker made 22 appearances for Kilmarnock this season, scoring just 1 goal. (h/t Whoscored)

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A versatile forward, Millar is capable of playing both upfront and on the left flank with equal proficiency.

Liverpool had also recalled Nathaniel Phillips from his loan at VfB Stuttgart to address the lack of cover at centre-back due to injuries.

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