Having started the previous six matches, Daniel Agger's absence against West Ham on the weekend following a knock picked up in training was a potential worry. Fortunately for Brendan Rodgers and Liverpool, Mamadou Sakho was himself fully recovered from injury and stepped up impressively, pairing well with the reliable Martin Skrtel to shut down Andy Carrol and Mohamed Diame on the way to another invaluable three points.
Now, though, with Agger expected fit for this Sunday's game against fellow title challengers Manchester City, the manager has a rather different dilemma. Agger's experience and his settled partnership with Skrtel suggest the possibility of the Danish defender returning to the starting eleven, particularly given he did nothing wrong to remove himself from it last week and had until then been key to Liverpool's winning run.
Rodgers, though, has a tendency not to change his players if he doesn't have to. He had to remove Agger last week due to injury, but now that he has there's every chance he won't want to be seen to punish Sakho by demoting him after the French centre half turned in a top performance against a physical striker. There's also a case to be made for Sakho's superior pace coming in rather handy against the league's second best attacking side.
Agger has the experience, the calmness on the ball, and the previous six starts. Sakho, though, has the superior physical tools and it would seem harsh to demote him after a strong performance. We may not know how Rodgers sees this dilemma until Sunday, but until then, we want to know who you would pick to start the potential title deciding match against Manchester City. Mark down your vote and let us know your reasoning in the comments.