Here’s the team we reckon Liverpool should pick with a full fit squad…
This side could compete with anything else in the Premier League…
The problem is, Brendan Rodgers’ squad is paper-thin, and any injuries to his best players could truly derail the season.
In an ideal world though, the now injured Jose Enrique would take his place at left-back, with first-choice England right-back Glen Johnson on the other flank.
Simon Mignolet will obviously start between the sticks, with Daniel Agger and the physical powerhouse Mamadou Sakho at the back. Despite Martin Skrtel’s excellent form, the as of yet untried partnership between Agger and Sakho could be very strong.
The rest of the team arguably picks itself: with Lucas holding, and Steven Gerrard and Jordan Henderson joining him in the middle of the park.
Liverpool have three top notch attackers, and due to injuries and suspensions, they’ve rarely all been able to start together this season.
With Coutinho playing off Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge though, the Reds’ attack looks as good as anything in the Premier League.
Sadly, their reserve options do not.