Jurgen Klopp says that, although he is welcoming Naby Keita and Joe Gomez and has a strong squad to choose from, he will keep the same starting XI for the next few games.
He told his press conference: “Player welfare is important but we are used to a tough schedule. I don’t think we need to make too many changes at the start of December, maybe towards the middle. It’s about constant conversations with the medical department.
While Klopp isn’t saying he won’t make the odd change, he’s once again suggesting that he’s not going to overhaul his whole starting XI from game to game and why would he?
The current starting lineup is performing incredibly well together and has scored four goals in each of its last three games. Aside from rotating the odd player like Jordan Henderson back in for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, there is no pressing need to reintroduce anyone into the team.
Fatigue will play its part, but Klopp is likely to rotate the team for the final Champions League clash against AC Milan and that will give some key players a small rest.
Liverpool’s injury situation was looking a bit sketchy but, with Thiago and Fabinho back in the side and performing well and Keita and Gomez on their way back, things have turned around and it’s now time for the Reds to turn on the pressure in the Premier League.
They are just two points behind league leaders Chelsea and are right on Manchester City’s heels, trailing just one point behind the Sky Blues. Liverpool are in much more convincing form, with their attacking displays blowing teams away.