When Jürgen Klopp spoke to the press on Tuesday, the Liverpool manager revealed Sadio Mané and Andy Robertson were doubtful for Wednesday’s league match at Burnley. With the game now just hours away, all signs point to the duo not taking part.
The expected result is that Divock Origi will be given a reward for his late heroics against Everton and be handed a start on the left of the attack while Alberto Moreno will come in for Robertson at left back, meaning an entirely changed left side for the Reds.
“Sadio really had an awful cut on his foot that needed to be stitched,” Klopp said yesterday. “That means that in this moment he is not ready to play, but we will see later. With Robbo it is not that serious as with Sadio but we will need to have a look.”
While it appears now as though neither will take part, Jordan Henderson’s return from suspension will give Klopp another option in midfield—and after Fabinho impressed against Everton on Sunday, it will be interesting to see what the manager chooses.
On Sunday, Fabinho and Gini Wijnaldum started with Xherdan Shaqiri playing a role. With Henderson back, a fully changed midfield with James Milner and Naby Keïta coming in in front of him is a possibility.