Second Leg In Trabzon
Ngog will certainly fancy his chances...
After the poor result against Man City on Monday night Liverpool will be looking for a much better performance and result tomorrow night in Turkey.
With suggestions that Fernando Torres will not be playing it is reasonable to assume that Ngog will get another go up front for the Reds. Steven Gerrard will also miss out, suffering from a minor back problem the skipper will be rested instead and the worrying realisation that we have no real attacking midfielders anymore after the loaning out of Aquilani means it could be difficult tomorrow.
Of course Lucas Leiva's original title surprisingly enough was an "attacking midfielder" not in fact the defensive one he has been moulded into. With this in mind i expect it may well be himself and Poulsen in the midfield tomorrow. Be safe to suggest Kelly might get another chance in defence too.
There will be changes but Roy still needs to keep enough experience and talent in the side to ensure we go out and seal the deal. Trabzonspor were quite lively at Anfield despite not getting on the score sheet and with a target of just one goal to start with they will be well up for the challenge at home with their strong support.
Even with the confidence of Trabzonspor Liverpool already have a general knowledge of their set up from the last game and in all honesty they shouldn't prove too difficult for Liverpool to handle. If the lads can remain concentrated and get some good balls up to Ngog (if it is he who starts), focus on some decent set piece play, then we could nick a nice neat 2-0 which would be perfect.
There isn't much more to note really, i would hope that Roy has realised like the rest of us however that Agger does not work at left back because i would like to see Aurelio back in that position for tomorrow nights clash.
As for Trabzonspor they have made a couple of new signings in the space between games, they have signed Polish defender Glowacki who is 31 years old and a midfielder from the Turkish league - Baris Atas. These signings should not pose too much of a threat to the Liverpool side but may be two players to keep an eye on within the game.