Liverpool’s £50 million man has been left out of Jurgen Klopp’s starting XI training in Singapore

Liverpool’s £50 million man has been left out of Jurgen Klopp’s starting XI training in Singapore
Liverpool’s £50 million man has been left out of Jurgen Klopp’s starting XI training in Singapore

During today’s open training session in Singapore, Jurgen Klopp chose a strong-looking team and left Luis Diaz out.

The majority of the team’s star players were included in Klopp’s Liverpool XI, as seen on the Liverpool FC YouTube channel, however Diaz was left out.

Instead, Fabio Carvalho surprisingly lined-up on the left side of Liverpool’s attack. He played alongside Mohamed Salah and Darwin Nunez as The Reds team played without an opposition.

It was predictable that Fabinho and Thiago Alcantara made up two thirds of Liverpool’s midfield. Naby Keita, who was picked ahead of Jordan Henderson, joined them.

The four defenders were the same ones who lined up behind Liverpool’s defense in the May Champions League final. Ibrahima Konate teamed with Virgil Van Dijk, as Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold played fullback.

Carvalho given chance to bed in

Of course, this could all be meaningless. But given the team’s strength, it’s possible that these are the guys that Klopp now considers as his best.

If so, the only real surprise would be that Carvalho, who is 19 years old, starts ahead of Diaz. Since his January signing the sum of £50 million, the Colombian has been outstanding.

He was undoubtedly Liverpool’s best player from February onwards. With Sadio Mane gone, the 25-year-old appears to be in line for an even bigger role.

Carvalho must have done something exceptional over the past two weeks for him to be replaced.

Klopp is most likely giving the youngster an idea of playing with the first-choice players. He is now fully aware of Diaz’s potential and how to work with him.

Carvalho is a new player, so perhaps Klopp is merely attempting to create a picture of where he can fit in.

It’s also possible that the starting lineup for tomorrow’s match against Crystal Palace will be the same eleven.

In any case, it was an intriguing window into where the Liverpool manager’s thinking currently is.

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