Liverpool fans turn on Jurgen Klopp after surprise inclusion in starting lineup vs Maribor

Supporters of Liverpool have this evening taken to social media to voice their surprise at the inclusion of James Milner in their starting XI tonight.

CL clash

Jurgen Klopp’s men are in Slovenia to take on minnows Maribor in their third Group E fixture of their Champions League campaign.

Despite being considered favourites heading into the group, the Reds have managed just two points from their opening two matches, draws versus Sevilla and Spartak Moscow.

Maribor, meanwhile, currently sit bottom of the table, a point behind Liverpool and Spartak.

Shaking things up

Upon the announcement of the Merseysiders’ starting lineup tonight, fans of the club were surprised to find that James Milner had been named in place of the rested Jordan Henderson in midfield, alongside Emre Can and Georginio Wijnaldum.

Milner, who has generally been deployed at left-back by Jurgen Klopp over the last couple of seasons, has made just two starts in the Premier League this season, after featuring as an ever-present for the Reds last season.

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His inclusion means big-money summer signing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is once again confined to the bench, following his difficult start to life at Anfield.


Liverpool’s fans have taken to Twitter tonight to discuss their manager’s surprising decision, with the vast majority baffled by the fact that Oxlade-Chamberlain has once again been left out.

Check out some of the social media highlights below: