Jürgen Klopp on Reds' team selection plans v Wolves
Liverpool are set to make changes to the starting line-up for Tuesday’s Emirates FA Cup third-round replay at Wolverhampton Wanderers, Jürgen Klopp has confirmed.
The boss stated the Reds will ‘go as strong as we can’ at Molineux, but some alterations to the teamsheet are anticipated given the close proximity to the defeat at Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday.
Klopp told his pre-match press conference: "We [will] go as strong as we can, but it always depends on the situation you are in and that means when was the last game and stuff like this. Not all players who played in the last game are available now, for different reasons.
"Yes, we will make changes, that's clear. But it is good as well. What I mean is [we will be] as strong as we can because we want to win the game. We obviously now need fresh legs. The easy thing is for me to sit here and tell the boys, 'Pretty much with the game at Brighton you put us in this situation, so let's have a look how you can get us out of that again.' But that would mean I'm out of responsibility and I cannot; I just can't.
“We have to make decisions about the line-up and we will, we will make changes, that's clear. Three days after the last game, I think that makes absolute sense. Then we will go."
Asked how Liverpool’s injured players were progressing in their recoveries, Klopp added: "[There is] progress with all. Darwin is very close, but it's Monday and tomorrow is the game, [but] he's very close.
“Millie and Stefan trained fully. Millie was on the bench [at Brighton] and Stefan is now available again. That's it."