Jürgen Klopp has promised Liverpool will heed the lessons of an injury-hit season when they begin preparations for a 2017-18 campaign he hopes will bring a busier fixture schedule.
The Reds have been beset by fitness issues on a number of occasions this term, and go into tomorrow's Premier League fixture against Bournemouth at Anfield unable to call upon a host of stars.
Danny Ings (knee), Ovie Ejaria (ankle), Adam Lallana (thigh), Jordan Henderson (foot) and Sadio Mane (knee) are all unavailable for selection, meaning Klopp will yet again be required to reshuffle his starting XI in search of another three points.
Speaking at a press conference to preview the meeting with the Cherries, the German warned that simply adding to his squad may not be the cure-all to the difficulties LFC have faced at times this season.
But, with European qualification on the cards as the campaign nears a close, Klopp acknowledged that he is likely to require a larger pool of players next time around.
"More players doesn't mean automatically that you have more options because more players could mean that more players are injured. A few other clubs had this," he said.
"We will show that we learned from this year but I don't know exactly what to say about this now. We will bring in players, yes, of course; the squad will change in a few positions, yes, of course; we will still have young players in the squad, yes.
"I said it already, with the problems we had in January and February, of course it was clear. The injury of Phil [Coutinho] in November, Sadio [Mane] not [available] in January, Danny Ings not in for a long time, Daniel Sturridge not at 100 per cent and then out.
"Should we have, for this, another striker, another winger? Yes, it felt like this in these moments, but it gave a few young boys an opportunity to show themselves and that's good.
"But next year, with more games, we need to have more options in these positions, that's clear."
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