Jürgen Klopp believes he has the ‘right line-up’ for Saturday’s meeting with West Ham United, despite the absence of three squad members due to illness.
Georginio Wijnaldum, Danny Ings and Ben Woodburn are all out of the Premier League clash with the Hammers at Anfield, with Klopp explaining pre-match that the trio were excused from training on Friday.
“Gini and Ben are ill, and Ingsy, that happened yesterday, they came in and we sent them home immediately,” the manager said.
“It’s always like this - you think you have no problems and then the next moment you have them. But we have enough players here and I’m fine.”
Aside from Wijnaldum, Ings and Woodburn, long-term absentee Nathaniel Clyne is the only other Reds player unavailable to Klopp today.
“Actually I don’t think so,” the boss replied, after being asked whether his squad has ever been in such good shape.
“We could change a few positions, of course, that’s how it is, but it’s not about having the opportunities, it’s about having the right line-up.
“We have that, I think, for today and then you look at the line-up of West Ham and you think ‘wow, how could they struggle in the league?’.
“Arnautovic, Lanzini, Joao Mario, Evra back in the Premier League and all the others, Noble, it’s a really strong side and we know that it will be a tough job today.”