Jurgen Klopp backs 'still adjusting' Naby Keita to show more at Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp backs 'still adjusting' Naby Keita to show more at Liverpool

Ahead of Monday's FA Cup third-round tie between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Liverpool, Sports Mole looks at how the Reds could line up. For the record they've defeated Chelsea (home) and Spurs (away), and held Arsenal, Man City and Man United to draws.

Crystal Palace host Tottenham and Burnley will travel to Manchester City in the only other matches featuring two Premier League teams.

But Liverpool, who were last crowned champions in 1990, are haunted by the ghosts of the past when Steven Gerrard's slip let City steal the title from them and once again they were punished for failing to seize the moment.

The Reds have emerged from a gruelling festive period in a relatively strong position, and are now four points clear at the top of the Premier League table and through to knockout stages of the Champions League after playing 11 matches in just under six weeks.

Keita has been an unused substitute for Liverpool's past three games and struggled to recapture his impressive form from the start of the season.

"I would follow what the people of Liverpool long for and prefer the league win", Krawietz added.

So how seriously should Jürgen Klopp and Liverpool be taking the fixture against Wolves?

"There are many games in front of us, and we knew it was a big season and we are still first".

Klopp said, "He is of course one for the future, but I do not know yet what we are going to do with him for the competition".

"But could he be a bit more confident in the games? Yes". But he has trained with us, he still does that and he is a joy to watch.

"I've been speaking to some of the guys inside Liverpool Football Club and they rate Curtis and Rafael Camacho, who are both making their debuts this evening", Shearer said on BBC One.

And that is by backing the Reds with a -1 handicap, which is available to back at [4.0].

Former Liverpool midfielder Paul Ince was also delighted to see Jones given a chance by Jurgen Klopp. Joe and Joel look good - obviously not good enough for Monday, not good enough I would say for the game after that, for Brighton, [but] hopefully then they are at least in full team training'.

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