Sunday's Premier League clash with Manchester City will not influence Jürgen Klopp's team selection for the Champions League tie against Napoli – but Liverpool may make changes in Italy.
The Reds flew out on Tuesday afternoon ahead of their second fixture in Group C, at the Serie A side’s Stadio San Paolo home on Wednesday night.
The manager therefore has the option to alter his starting XI should he wish to, though any decisions will be based solely on achieving a positive result in Naples.
“It’s no problem. It’s really difficult to think about anything other than the next game – we only think about the next game, but not the next game after the next game! It is always like this,” Klopp explained to Liverpoolfc.com during the team flight.
“In the moment it is all fine and we have to use it. We will see, maybe we will make one or two changes or whatever – maybe more – but it’s all about this game. It’s the only way I understand it.
“We are in good shape, we have good rhythm and that’s something we have to use so let’s try our best. It’s not that you can say, ‘OK, Champions League in Naples, I will make five or six changes’ and then for City you make six changes again, then who are the other six because the six that played already, they cannot play on Sunday… it’s difficult really.
“We will think about this game and then we will see who we can use for City.”