Klopp to rotate squad for Genk match
Liverpool are set to host Belgium side Genk in the Champions League at Anfield on Tuesda night.
The Premier League leaders ran out 4-1 winners in the reverse fixture a fortnight ago and have a three point lead over Red Bull Salzburg in Group E. However, they trail Napoli by one point so they don’t want to be dropping points this week.
Jurgen Klopp has spoken to the media this morning to give a team news and injury update.
The boss was able to confirm that there are no new injury concerns to deal with following Liverpool’s late win at Aston Villa in the Premier League on Saturday.
That means Joel Matip, Xherdan Shaqiri and Nathaniel Clyne are the only players unavailable through injury.
Klopp will consider rotating a number of players for this game to provide fresh legs after a busy schedule recently.
The Reds boss told Liverpool TV:
“It’s clear that we want that, but it’s not like we will do so many changes that you cannot recognise our team anymore and think, ‘Who is that?’
“This period was absolutely OK because we made changes against Arsenal, we had to, then we played Aston Villa, now we have to look a little bit at what we do tomorrow night.
“But it’s all about having the best formation for this game, nothing else. It was always like this and will always be like this.”
Following their home game against Genk, Liverpool host Manchester City in the Premier League on Sunday. The Citizens, who trail by six points, are away to Atalanta in their Champions League game on Wednesday.