Jürgen Klopp has explained how a combination of the need for fresh legs and the specific tactical challenge posed by Burnley influenced his team selection for today's fixture.

The Reds boss has made seven changes to the starting XI that defeated Leicester City on Saturday for this afternoon's meeting with Sean Dyche's men at Turf Moor.

Discussing the reshuffle, Klopp said: "Phil [Coutinho] and Mo [Salah] aren't available, that's why they are not in the squad. [They're] both injured and [that's] not too cool but that's how it is.

"The other changes are because we wanted to bring in fresh legs, we wanted to find the right formation for this game today, the right tactics - all that stuff.

"It's a job to do and we did part of the job already in the preparation, so now we will see how it will work out."

Adam Lallana makes his first start of the campaign after overcoming a thigh injury sustained in pre-season - much to his manager's delight.

Klopp added: "It's good. We tried to be as sensible as possible and it was a really long period without Adam, it's crazy how long it was.

"But he's [been] in for a few weeks, he could get some minutes, and now he's ready to start.

"It's cool for us."

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