Tomorrow morning (Vietnam time), Liverpool will host Chelsea at Anfield . This is a match in which Nicolas Jackson may return in time, after his Senegal team were eliminated from the Africa Cup of Nations by hosts Ivory Coast on Monday.
Coach Pochettino discussed the possibility of bringing Jackson back to the Blues’ starting lineup, even though the 22-year-old striker had to go through a 10-hour journey to England from West Africa.
“We are looking at the opportunity,” Pochettino said. “Maybe it will happen, as long as we have 1% more chance to win , then we will definitely try.
We are waiting. All I can say is that Jackson will probably be in the mix. The day before, Ghana lost and were eliminated, and Inaki Williams returned to Athletic Bilbao a few hours earlier and played in the second half to defeat Barcelona in the Copa del Rey.
Why couldn’t Jackson go out and score the winning goal?”
Jackson has faced significant criticism this season but has still scored eight goals in 23 matches in all competitions since joining Chelsea.