Here are four key takeaways from Klopp’s press conference ahead of the team’s trip to Italy:
Rotate, rotate, rotate
That’s the mantra for Tuesday and it’s entirely justifiable after a tense week in which the manager made only one change to his squad in the past three games.
And Klopp emphasizes it is a need, not simply a want.
“We have to turn, we will turn. That is clear. We ‘must’ be the title!
“The medical department will beat me to death if I play on the same side again, so I’ll make amends!
“We’ve played five games in the last 15 days, that’s a lot. And now we have to play the same amount of games in the same amount of time after Milan.”
A friend’s name maybe expect the work table
And that’s none other than Saturday’s hero, Divock Origi. While opposed to saying who else would stand a chance, Klopp did say it was “very likely” that the number 27 started.
The striker dominated the pre-match talk after his contribution at the wolf and while he didn’t have too many chances, Klopp was once again full of praise for Origi’s handling of the situation.
“He’s a very positive person, that’s for sure. He’s incredibly talented, his technical level is amazing, he’s really, really, very agile, he’s an air monster.
“A really interesting package.”
Be patient with the contract Salah
No 11 has voiced his desire to stay at Liverpool long-term but contract talks have been largely fruitless, but Klopp has called for patience.
“The extension of the contract with a player like Mo is not about meeting for tea in the afternoon and looking for a deal,” Klopp stressed.
“I can only say a few things because all the rest is not for the public.
“Mo is fine. I’m fine. I think what we want is clear. Things like this take time, that’s all.”
We all want it signed, stamped and delivered and as Salah used to say, it’s in the hands of the club’s hierarchy. Finger crossed it can be solved in a timely manner from here on out!
An opportunity for young people
With key pillars in the team resting, it makes sense to give the club’s youth team playing opportunities and experience.
Tyler Morton, Conor Bradley and Elijah Dixon-Bonner were at training Monday to suggest that’s the role they’ll be playing, with Morton being the most likely to take on a prominent role.
“There are a lot of really good young players at this club at the moment, Tyler is one of them,” said Klopp.
“He’s not the only one. I think tomorrow we will have more young men, with us and in the squad. They stay with us only because they have quality. ”
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