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Klopp admits he’ll ring the changes for Crystal Palace clash after midweek UCL exertions

Jurgen Klopp has confirmed he will make changes to the Liverpool side against Crystal Palace following the club’s midweek Champions League exertions. 

Liverpool began their Champions League group stage campaign with a thrilling 3-2 win against AC Milan in midweek, coming from behind to seal three points in an entertaining clash at Anfield.

 

Klopp’s side face Crystal Palace tomorrow with the visitors arriving in buoyant mood following last weekend’s win over Tottenham, whilst the Eagles also have the benefit of a full week’s rest ahead of their visit to Merseyside.

The German admitted he will look to rotate his options as he bids to keep the side fresh, though Roberto Firmino will not feature after as the forward remains sidelined with a hamstring injury.

“We spoke about the schedule, this one is normal for us, three games in a week,” he said at his pre-match press conference.

“Sunday, Wednesday, Saturday is a tough one so you have to think about this. We came through [so far] and the boys did really well. We’ll make changes again, that’s clear.”

Liverpool currently sit third in the Premier League after an unbeaten start to the campaign, level on points with league leaders Manchester United, Chelsea, and Everton.

Klopp insists he does not focus ‘too much’ on results elsewhere however, but admits he has been pleased with the ‘good football’ his side have played as Liverpool look to maintain their strong start this weekend.

“I am not too much in the other teams’ situations, but it’s a good start for us,” Klopp added.

“We’ve played some good football but if you want to be around the really top spots you have to, and you cannot waste points. That’s how it is. We just keep going. I’m not surprised by other teams’ results.”

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