Jürgen Klopp has explained the reasoning behind his midfield selection against Tottenham Hotspur.

Jordan Henderson and James Milner return to Liverpool’s starting line-up for the meeting with Spurs at Anfield, with Fabinho and Adam Lallana making way in two changes from the 2-1 win over Fulham a fortnight ago.

Speaking to Sky Sports pre-match, Klopp said: “Of course we change players because we have enough, that’s good, they are all fit in the moment, that’s good as well. They’re all in good shape, which is even better. 

“Hendo came back early this week, trained really well, Millie the whole week, Gini showed up [and] looked good and they’ve played already together.

“Fabinho is in really good shape, Naby looks good, Adam looks good - so it’s all OK, but for this game we thought this is the right starting line-up and then in the game we can change. We’ll see what we do.”