Former player hints Liverpool could make a change to their midfield against Spurs

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Dom Le Roy

With the resounding 5-0 win against Red Star Belgrade bringing some feel-good factor back into the club, Tottenham now have a daunting trip to Anfield to look forward to on Sunday.

The Reds have made a near-perfect start to the season with their 1-1 draw against Manchester United last Sunday being the only two points they have dropped so far this season in the Premier League.

Mauricio Pochettino made several changes to the side that took to the field against Red Star with the likes of Tanguy Ndombele, Son Heung-min, Ben Davies, and Erik Lamela coming into the team.

The Argentine chose to go with a 4-2-3-1 on Tuesday but set the team up with five at the back against Watford last Saturday.

BBC pundit and former Liverpool full back Stephen Warnock has claimed that Jurgen Klopp might drop club captain Jordan Henderson in favour of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in case the Spurs manager opts to go with five at the back again on Sunday.

In his column for BBC Sport, Warnock wrote: “In their next game, at home to Tottenham in the Premier League on Sunday, who he picks might also depend on how he thinks Spurs will line up. If Tottenham play in a 3-5-2 shape then Klopp will want someone in midfield who can get between their lines to cause problems.

“You would think that someone would be Oxlade-Chamberlain – especially given the form he is in. I would expect Wijnaldum to come back into the team too and with Fabinho cemented in the side, that would mean no place for Liverpool’s captain, Henderson.”

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I certainly wouldn’t count against Pochettino adopting three centre backs against Liverpool given that their inside forwards in Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah represent their biggest goal threats. I also expect Harry Winks, Danny Rose, and Toby Alderweireld to come back into the team after being rested against Red Star. It will be interesting to see if Christian Eriksen earns a recall because his performances don’t warrant one.

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