Liverpool v Huddersfield on Premier League Live with Sky Sports.
Liverpool have come in for plenty of stick following their 4-1 defeat against Tottenham at Wembley last week. Jurgen Klopp didn’t mince his words after the game and he took Dejan Lovren off after half an hour. Philippe Coutinho has been ruled out with a muscle injury and I would expect Klopp to make changes to his defence which has been a lot more solid when they play at Anfield. When the German took over two years ago, Liverpool had problems at the back and not much has changed. Simon Mignolet is yet to convince that he’s good enough to play for a club that wants to compete for silverware. I think the growing frustration among Liverpool supporters is that Klopp has improved things in attack but the goalkeeper and back four continue to let them down.
Huddersfield will be on a high after their 2-1 win over Manchester United last week. The Terriers are making up for lost time after returning to the top tier of English football for the first time since 1973. David Wagner has worked wonders since he took over and his side’s attitude was spot on from the first whistle against United last Saturday. A lot of the talk in the build up to this game has focused on the friendship between Klopp and Wagner which will be put on hold for 90 minutes at Anfield tomorrow. They were team-mates at Mainz, Wagner was Klopp’s best man and Klopp is the godfather to Wagner’s daughter. The other connection between Liverpool and Huddersfield is Bill Shankly. The Scot left Huddersfield in 1959 to take the Liverpool job and he took the Reds up from the Second Division to win the First Division on three occasions.
Ron Jones and Brian Kerr will be in the commentary box at Anfield and as always we’ll have reporters at all the other Premier League grounds on a day the top six are all in action.
Former Republic of Ireland international Kevin Kilbane will be this week’s guest in the Boot Room which goes out at 5.30 every week.
Kevin will be looking back on his time at Everton and the 2004/05 season when the Toffees finished fourth in the league under David Moyes.
Premier League Live with Sky Sports from 2-6pm on Today FM.