While Jurgen Klopp was keen to stress the importance of respecting both competition and opposition, the Premier League’s notoriously tough winter schedule is about to start in earnest and his side have already qualified for the next round. of the competition.
“Whatever line-up we show tomorrow night is about winning this game and the next games, that’s what we’re here for,” Klopp said in his pre-match press conference .
Ahead of the game, Klopp revealed that Jordan Henderson and Andy Robertson could sit down. While not necessarily injured, both men could rest after light hits in recent weeks to keep them cool for Premier League duty.
Liverpool predicted XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Tsimikas, Fabinho, Thiago, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jota, Origi, Minamino