As Liverpool prepares to face Norwich City in the FA Cup clash at Anfield, several key players have been rested in the lineup selections made by our writers.
Ian Doyle opts to rest Virgil van Dijk and Gomez, with Ibrahima Konate and Jarell Quansah forming the center-back partnership. Conor Bradley retains his spot at right-back, while Andy Robertson returns on the left flank. Curtis Jones takes the number six role in midfield, alongside Harvey Elliott and Ryan Gravenberch. Up top, Diogo Jota leads the attack with Luis Diaz and Cody Gakpo on the wings.
Caoimhin Kelleher gets the nod in goal for Theo Squires, with a youthful back four featuring Conor Bradley, Jarell Quansah, Ibrahima Konate, and Owen Beck. Curtis Jones returns to midfield alongside Bobby Clark and Harvey Elliott. Dominik Szoboszlai is gradually reintroduced to action, while Diogo Jota replaces Cody Gakpo in the attack.
With the FA Cup fifth round spot at stake, both lineups reflect a balance between resting key players and maintaining competitive strength against Championship side Norwich City.