“He’s in denial” – Liverpool fans go into meltdown as team news emerges before crunch clash

Liverpool fans are left scratching their heads, as after a terrible display in Madrid a little over a week ago, Gini Wijnaldum has retained his starting place for tonight’s must win game against Real Madrid.

Wijnaldum partners Milner and Fabinho in a very defensive midfield three Jurgen Klopp has decided to field – in a game which Liverpool need to win.

It comes as a surprise to see Thiago left out who has arguably been one of Liverpool’s best players lately, but he is only worthy of a place on the bench.

Liverpool’s away goal from last weeks gives them some hope of pulling off the unlikeliest of upsets, as they go in to tonight’s tie trailing 3-1, but still in the tie.

Klopp knows that if they concede, the tie is all but over and this is probably why he has opted to reinforce his midfield, but it has certainly angered Liverpool fans who expected to see a much more attacking line up.

One man who has come in for the heaviest criticism is Wijnaldum himself, who after stalling over singing a new contract, angered Reds fans even more last week as he was a spectator for Madrid’s third goal.

He is certainly a man who Liverpool fans are not thrilled to see in the line up.

Here’s what they had to say on Twitter….