Jurgen Klopp insists Liverpool’s plethora of midfield and attacking options should be considered a luxury, not a problem.
The Reds are scoring goals for fun in the Premier League this season and our weekly Red Letter feature suggested their attacking options and win at Chelsea gives them a great shout of the title this season.
The likes of Danny Ings and Divock Origi have had to play bit-part roles so far this term, while Daniel Sturridge has also been in and out of the side, having also expressed his frustration.
Adam Lallana, Sadio Mane, Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino and Gini Wijanldum appear to be four of Klopp’s favoured five this season and when asked about his multiple options, he insisted: “It’s not a problem. If the expectation that every player should be happy every day then I’ll know before the season I can’t do it.
“You have to perform on the pitch. You have to perform on the bench. You can perform in training. And if you have a problem that a few more players are more fit than you need then that is not a problem, that is a luxury.”
Klopp on Anfield crowd
Klopp believes the Anfield crowd may have to be patient in their quest to unlock Hull’s defence, saying the Reds may have to be clever and angry to get past them.
He’s also urged the crowd to be patient, but doesn’t think it will be a problem.
“You can hear it in the stadium, in a big game you miss a chance it’s exciting, in another game it’s frustrating,” he added. “It’s the same s***!
“We all have to learn. Everybody has a role in this game. I know we will be ready.
“We didn’t score six or seven goals against Derby, but we scored three and didn’t give them many opportunities. It’s the same. You stay in the race.”
Klopp on Sturridge and Gomez
Fitness doubts have emerged around Sturridge heading into the Anfield clash, but Klopp expects the England striker to be passed fit.
“Yes I think he will be available,” he said. “He had a few issues after Chelsea and didn’t train. Daniel should be back in training today though.
“Adam (Lallana) & Gini (Wijnaldum) will be ready. ”
One player who is closing on a return is defender Joe Gomez and Klopp concluded: “Joe is doing well but he’s not team training yet.”