Liverpool haven’t precisely set the world on hearth this season by way of outcomes, with Jurgen Klopp’s males recording solely three victories since their Neighborhood Defend win in July, conceding 14 objectives within the course of.
Glasgow Rangers make the journey to Anfield for tonight’s Champions League conflict and it represents a good chance for the Reds to get their season again on monitor, particularly with a Rangers facet who’ve shipped loads of objectives within the competitors already.
Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s males have conceded seven to date within the Champions League, and with that in thoughts, Klopp should begin his strongest attacking trio. The German ought to unleash Luis Diaz, who might trigger James Tavernier all kinds of issues.
On the chalkboard
Diaz was a revelation for Liverpool when he joined from Porto halfway by final season for a payment of £37m, though it was perceived as considerably of a chance on the time, the transfer quickly labored wonders for Klopp.
The Colombian netted six objectives and registered 5 assists in 26 matches final season, making an immediate influence at Anfield. The membership narrowly missed out on a historic quadruple however securing the EFL Cup and FA Cup ensured it was a wonderful begin to life in England for Diaz.
The 25-year-old has begun this marketing campaign from the place he left off final season, already netting 4 occasions and with a ranking of 7.2/10, he ranks third within the Liverpool squad within the Premier League this season as per SofaScore.
In opposition to Brighton and Hove Albion on the weekend, with Liverpool trailing 2-1 on the break, Diaz changed Fabio Carvalho on the break and made an immediate influence. He assisted Roberto Firmino’s equaliser, whereas additionally having 37 touches, making one key go and profitable 5 out of his eight duels throughout his 45-minute cameo.
Will Liverpool defeat Rangers?
The winger all the time seems to be to get entangled and this shall be essential in opposition to Rangers, because the Ibrox facet tends to battle in opposition to groups who preserve possession and press efficiently, with the damaging 4-0 defeat to Celtic being a key instance.
Journalist Roberto Rojas dubbed Diaz as “an exceptional participant” on the finish of final season, whereas Peter Corridor referred to him as Liverpool’s newest “livewire” and if he performs like he has accomplished all season, Tavernier may very well be in for a protracted evening on the right-hand facet of Rangers’ defence.
He merely must be unleashed from the off on this event, changing the mellow Carvalho in assault.