Time To Drop Jordan Henderson? The 2 Changes Liverpool Should Make Against Southampton After Spurs Win
Liverpool remain right in the Premier League title race thanks to their remarkable 2-1 victory against Spurs this afternoon but attention will quickly turn to the next game.
The Reds have to keep up the pressure on Man City with the title race likely to down to the wire but at this stage they can be happy thanks to a last minute win over their London rivals.
Tottenham dominated long periods of the game at Anfield and looked the more likely winners for the majority of the 2nd half, but it was Liverpool who produced a potentially season defining moment with seconds on the clock.
A Mo Salah header was parried by Hugo Loris and knocked into the back of his own net by the hapless Toby Alderweirald to send the Kop crazy. The three points meant that Liverpool go back to the top of the table, two points clear of the Citizens, who have one game in hand on their Merseyside rivals.
It was not pretty from Liverpool but they once again got the job done at home to keep the pressure up on City, with the two teams locked in one of the more exciting Premier League title races in recent years.
In terms of performance though it was far from perfect with the Liverpool midfield in particular looking shaky today and Jurgen Klopp must surely be looking to make some changes for the trip to Southampton on Friday evening.
Liverpool looked far better with and without the ball when Fabinho came on against Spurs and the Brazilian must start on Friday in place of Jordan Henderson, who had a tough time against Tottenham. The Liverpool captain remains a key player for the Reds but quality on the ball is vital against a team that will sit deep and it is Fabinho who will offer that, not Henderson.
That shouldn't be the only change for the next Premier League game with James Milner also struggling to make an impression at Anfield today and that means Adam Lallana should come into the middle of the park against his former side. Lallana will offer the same work rate as Milner but better quality on the ball and back at a venue where he made his name, it makes perfect sense that the 30-year-old is given the chance to have a major impact on this Premier League title race.
Liverpool should be very proud of their season so far but there is still work to be done and it continues once again in just five days time.