Liverpool had to battle in order to come away with a point from Old Trafford yesterday, and manager Jurgen Klopp made three substitutions in midfield that helped to improve the performance in the second half.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain came on for Divock Origi, Adam Lallana replaced Jordan Henderson while Naby Keita made an impact after replacing Georginio Wijnaldum for the final ten minutes.
Supporters on Twitter feel the trio should be used more often by Klopp:
start them on Wednesday
— Lee🇰🇷 (@KoreaLFC) October 20, 2019
They need to play more
— Salah Sadeq (@salah_techfui) October 20, 2019
Bench changed the game
— Zak (@zaakircassim) October 20, 2019
Different team when they came on .
You could see they wanted a chance to prove themselves today 👍
Klopp need to mix the first 11 up more
— chris watson (@cwatthespot69) October 20, 2019
THEY DESERVE TO PLAY MORE!
— Humble. (@Malik_Levels) October 20, 2019
Maybe Klopp will rotate his midfield now
— KONE NAGBOHO SIAKA (@fakas_thegreat) October 20, 2019
Today they were game changers. They should get more time on the pitch.
— D. Lawrence (@daldevs) October 20, 2019
Naby is very good at playing in small spaces. For teams that play defensively, he is an asset.
— Kafuuma Joseph (@kafuumajo871) October 20, 2019
The midfield we need against stubborn small teams like @ManUtd
— Delvan Mjomba (@MjombaDelvan) October 20, 2019
Absolutely awesome when they were on .We kept the ball played great football continually switching play penning them in.
This midfield must start next week
— dm (@delboy3476) October 20, 2019
While Lallana scored the equaliser, Keita played an important role in the build-up, delaying a pass to Andy Robertson which enabled the left-back to put in a first-time cross for the assist.
Oxlade-Chamberlain, meanwhile, also made a number of darting runs, and came close with a long-range effort that went just wide of David De Gea’s goal.
It’s likely that at least two of these players will feature on Wednesday night as Liverpool travel to Belgium to face Genk in a Champions League group stage game.