The mind is made up of Thiago’s Melwood feats
Paul Gorst:So how is Liverpool just going to correct the wrongs of that unsettling night at Villa Park?
Well, the good news is plenty.
Thiago Alcantara, Sadio Mane, Jordan Henderson and Joel Matip are all back in action and could play.
No Alisson Becker remains a concern, so that means Adrian starts in goal behind a back four by Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil van Dijk, Andy Robertson and Matip, which I bring in for Gomez in midfield.
In midfield, I was torn. All week I thought this game might have come too soon for Thiago, but now ̵
At the top, it is the traditional look of the top three, although Roberto Firmino may only be able to offer an hour after his trip to Peru with Brazil.
My team (4-3-3): Adrian; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Milner, Henderson, Thiago; Wrong, mane, Firmino.
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The midfield can have a complete overhaul
Ian Doyle: For all fans who respect Liverpool (and Everton), there is a day they look forward to more than most others in the Premier League calendar.
It is the day after the derby, because it is as far away as possible from the next.
No one enjoys them.
But like any game, it’s about winning those three points. And after what happened at Villa Park, Jurgen Klopp would be forgiven for making 12 changes (the extra just to be completely sure).
Instead, some realistic changes are possible.
Adrian is in goal. If you do not like it, hard.
Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson did not attend every game during the international period, so they will be fresh enough in the back roles, while Virgil van Dijk is as durable as ever.
But who should be a partner with the Dutchman?
Joe Gomez fought poorly in Villa, while Fabinho was not much better. Then came Joel Matip, who has been training at Melwood this week.
The midfield can have a complete overhaul. Jordan Henderson is back, along with James Milner and Thiago Alcantara.
And continuing the theme of trusting those who have been working at Melwood all week, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane start ahead.
Mane can, however, go down the middle with in-form Diogo Jota to the left towards his childhood club.
My team (4-3-3): Adrian; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Thiago, Milner; Wrong, mane, Jota.
Changes are needed
Joe Rimmer: Aston Villa still hurts.
So what is the best way to fix this?
Beat Everton at their most confident.
And to do that, I would like to see Liverpool go back to 4-2-3-1.
But changes are needed.
Adrian has to continue in goal, but I will bring Joel Matip right back into the midfield along with Virgil van Dijk. That means Joe Gomez is giving way.
Thiago Alcantara and Jordan Henderson form a delicious partnership in the midfield pairing, where Fabinho rested after his travels.
Sadio Mane, Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino are my three behind Mohamed Salah at the top.
Jota will have to play to the right of the three, but I would imagine he and Mane have the freedom to change.
My team (4-2-3-1): Adrian, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson: Thiago, Henderson; Jota, Firmino, Mane; Wrong
Shaking Villa off and beating Everton from the top spot makes the derby more important
Peter Harris: Jump back immediately after one of the worst defeats in recent memory, dust the cobwebs of an interntional break ahead of the Champions League and remind Everton of who the champions are when they sit in the top spot.
Jurgen Klopp could choose any reason from the bucket as to why this Merseyside derby has an increased air of significance – especially compared to the 0-0 dud last time out at Goodison Park.
Adrian starts, everyone knows, and why, but there could also realistically be a handful of changes from the awful performance in Villa.
Sadio Mane and Thiago Alcantara returned to training in Melwood just in time and should dare to go. Mohamed Salah also stayed on Merseyside during the break and is one of the first on the team sheet.
* How would you line up against Everton? Have your say in the comments section.
Jordan Henderson played a small role while on duty in England, and should therefore be able to regain the bracelet in the middle and ensure that it is an achievement that Red fans are much more accustomed to from a Jurgen Klopp side.
Joel Matip replaces Joe Gomez, while Fabinho retains his place as Wijnaldum misses.
A fine-tuning in the line-up could help fight Everton’s improved midfield, while Roberto Firmino in a number 10 position could allow Mane and Salah in key positions to make more fortune going up against the blues’ central defenders rather than their impressive backs. .
My team (4-3-1-2): Adrian, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Henderson, Thiago, Fabinho, Firmino, Salah, Mane