Liverpool stumbled their way through another festive horror with a disappointing defeat at Southampton.
The Premier League and the world champions have now made a quick turnaround before they head to Aston Villa on Friday to face the FA Cup third round.
Here, we look forward to the changes Jurgen Klopp He can achieve it when his team is next on the job.
All change in the back
Don’t be surprised if Liverpool makes wholesale adjustments to the trip to Villa Park.
Not least across the entire defense line, as a number of players patiently waited for their opportunity.
One of them is Nico Williams, the Welshman preparing to replace Trent Alexander Arnold at right-back.
At the center of the defense, Reese Williams and Nat Phillips will be confident from the start with Fabinho likely hitting all the other defensive players.
Andy Robertson is slated to rest at left-back. With Kostas Tsimikas injured, that means James Milner is ready for the role.
In goal, Caoimhin Kelleher must be given approval by Alisson Becker.
The engine room is a much more difficult room.
Curtis Jones is likely a key player since he never played against Southampton.
But as Naby Keita is struggling to keep fit, the rest of the available midfielders have all started over the past week.
Thiago Alcantara may have gotten another breakout as he regains speed after a long period on the sidelines, especially with Liverpool and then not playing for another nine days.
Young duo Leighton Clarkson and Jake Cain can also be put into consideration.
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Rotation to attack
Much will depend on whether Liverpool stick to their usual 4-3-3 or switch to 4-4-2 or 4-2-3-1.
But Takumi Minamino, Devoc Origi and Sheridan Shaqiri will have a chance to start at Villa.
Minamino in particular appears to be deserving of it after having not played since his impressive show at Crystal Palace last month in which he scored his first goal in the Premier League.
However, Klopp may decide to play one of the three regular players Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah. Much depends on how serious the Reds coach is getting into the competition this season.
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