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Klopp insists ‘there are 5,000 ways to win a game’

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has discussed his tactical flexibility and has insisted ‘there are 5,000 ways to win a game’.

Liverpool are top of the Premier League table and will look to continue their title challenge when Luton Town visit Anfield on Wednesday evening.

The Reds will head into the clash with Rob Edwards’ side without a number of leading names, after Diogo Jota and Curtis Jones joined the club’s lengthening injury list during the weekend win at Brentford.

 

Ahead of facing Luton, Klopp was asked whether tactical versatility in his approach was required to manage in the absence of key figures.

“Always I had to be flexible. It’s not a real problem to be honest, if you have enough players available,” Klopp said at his pre-match press conference.

“You use the boys you know what you can do. We didn’t see it like that [with injuries]. In the moment when we had both natural left-backs out, stuff like this, we found a solution. The solution worked out brilliantly. We didn’t have a number six before the season, who can play there, how did we sort that. As long it’s not an hour before the game because then it becomes tricky! That’s then talk and hope.

“As long as we have a session at least it is fine because everyone the boys are good on the ball. It changes only slightly off the ball. Yes, we had to be flexible but it was good fun rather than a problem to be honest. The thing is we have a situation now where it’d be better when we had no injuries, all fine, you would be talking about the luxury problem. That’s true. But at the moment when you have get news, you just deal with it and go from there. We have no excuse. We will go for it.

 

“There are 5,000 ways to win a game we just have to find one. That should always be possible especially at home where we generate a dynamic where some people can grow above themselves. It’s just you can be the best version of themselves. Who cares then about the position you play and the number on your back? It’s about what you contribute and can bring. If we didn’t know it before we know it this year and the boys like the different approaches based on the team.”

Read – Liverpool boss Klopp cautious of Luton’s set-peice threat

See more – Klopp update on Liverpool’s lengthy injury list

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