The last two weeks have seen numerous changes to the 3XI setup, in good ways thanks to transfers in, and in bad ways in terms of injuries. So, now it's time to take stock and see what the squad looks like for the next few weeks:
As always, the graphic below is just the player's primary position on the depth chart, so they'll only show up on the graphic once. If they're hurt or suspended for at least most of the next month, then they will not be listed on the graphic. The chart below it has everyone, including those injured, suspended, or away on loan.
In: Mamadou Sakho, Victor Moses, Tiago Ilori (transfer).
Out: Fabio Borini, Oussama Assaidi, Kristzan Adorjan (loan); Daniel Pacheco (transfer); Glen Johnson, Sebastian Coates, Aly Cissokho, Kolo Toure, Joe Allen (injury).
Fortunately, the only departure that was of any significant import to the squad was Fabio Borini, though his departure leaves the striker department a little thin. Iago Aspas and the impending return of Luis Suarez help shore things up behind Sturridge, but it still might have been nice to have Borini in case of a couple injuries popping up. Otherwise, it's the injuries that hurt: both fullback spots are both paper-thin right now, and the club will be relying on Sakho to get in to good form quickly in the middle. Hopefully Aspas' horrid performance against United was more of a blip and not an indication of a genuine drop in form that will warrant further lineup shuffling, and least not until Suarez is back from suspension.
|Key: Starter (Bold), U21/Academy (Italics), Injured (Orange), Suspended (Blue), On Loan (L)|
|Goalkeeper||Fullback||Centerback||Central Mid||Attacking Mid||Forward|
|Simon Mignolet||Glen Johnson||Daniel Agger||Steven Gerrard||Philippe Coutinho||Luis Suarez|
|Brad Jones||Jose Enrique||Mamadou Sakho||Lucas Leiva||Luis Suarez||Daniel Sturridge|
|Daniel Ward||Aly Cissokho||Kolo Toure||Joe Allen||Victor Moses||Iago Aspas|
|Pepe Reina (L)||Andre Wisdom||Martin Skrtel||Jordan Henderson||Iago Aspas||Adam Morgan|
|Martin Kelly||Andre Wisdom||Luis Alberto||Raheem Sterling||Victor Moses|
|Mamadou Sakho||Tiago Ilori||Joao Carlos Teixeira||Jordan Henderson||Samed Yesil|
|Tiago Ilori||Martin Kelly||Jack Dunn||Luis Alberto||Fabio Borini (L)|
|Ryan McLaughlin||Lloyd Jones||Jordan Lussey||Jordon Ibe||Michael Ngoo (L)|
|John Flanagan||Stephen Sama||Tiago Ilori||Aly Cissokho||Henoc Mukendi (L)|
|Marc Pelosi||Sebastian Coates||Craig Roddan||Jerome Sinclair|
|Jack Robinson (L)||Marc Pelosi||Kristoffer Peterson|
|Yalany Baio||Fabio Borini (L)|
|Conor Coady (L)||Suso (L)|
|Kristzian Adorjan (L)|
|Oussama Assaidi (L)|
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- Arrival Profile: Victor Moses
- Arrival Profile: Mamadou Sakho
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- Daniel Sturridge Absent from England Training
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