Liverpool's rotation policy earlier in the season has led to the current fitness situation – of no major injuries in the senior squad – according to Jürgen Klopp.

Ahead of the 40th game of 2017-18, against West Ham United last weekend, the Reds manager had a fully-fit group of players at his disposal aside from late illnesses.

While Klopp knows that could change at any moment, he feels the planning in previous months means his team are well-placed physically ahead of the final 10 Premier League matches and remaining Champions League ties.

“The problem is a period in November/December when you have injuries and you cannot rest everyone,” he said.

“You can’t have 40 players in your squad. It means if you have players who must play all the time, they will be injured when the others are coming back in January. And people coming back are not in the best shape because they are coming back.

“You need a bit of luck. Chelsea last year played with pretty much the same team. That is cool. It helps.

“We have not had too much luck but we have been able to rotate in this area pretty much through the season.

“I don’t like to talk too much of injuries. You think you have one problem as a manager and the next day it is a completely different problem.

“But if it stays like this it will help us for sure.”