Horrified Liverpool fans hate Klopp’s ‘FA Cup third-round’ line-up vs Benfica

Plenty of Liverpool fans have got the jitters after seeing Jurgen Klopp's line-up for tonight's Champions League quarter-final second leg against Benfica.

The Reds are strong favourites to win the tie having secured a 3-1 victory in Lisbon last week, but after fielding a team that wouldn't look out of place in an FA Cup third-round fixture, Liverpool fans are genuinely concerned that it might end up being a long old night for them.

First-team shoe-ins Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Virgil van Dijk and Trent Alexander-Arnold have all been dropped, while the likes of Joe Gomez and Konstantinos Tsimikas have been handed unexpected run-outs in defence.

Elsewhere, James Milner has replaced Thiago in midfield, Ibrahima Konate comes in for Van Dijk, and Luis Diaz, Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino lead the line (check out the full line-up below).

"That's a lot of changes for only having a 2 goal advantage," one nervous fan tweeted.

"Feels like we're underestimating them," said a second, while another wrote: "I get the need to rotate and keep our strongest fit, but I really don't know about that midfield."

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A fourth fan wrote: Is this am FA Cup third-round game? … Guys see what happened to Real yesterday? … 2 goal lead is nothing they can comeback."

Klopp will almost certainly be keen to keep his stars as fresh as possible, especially with Liverpool still fighting on all three available fronts, and an FA Cup semi-final against Manchester City coming in just a few days.

And with just a point separating them and City at the top of the Premier League, the title run-in is shaping up to be one of the most nail-biting in history.

Let's see if Klopp's risk pays off, shall we?

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