Jurgen Klopp admits he’ll have to disappoint some of his players when he finalises his squad for Sunday’s Capital One Cup final against Manchester City at Wembley.
The Reds face City for the first silverware of the season and Klopp admits selecting a matchday squad will ultimately leave some of Liverpool’s 30 senior professionals disaapointed.
Addressing the media to preview the match, Klopp said: “Making a squad this time is the best thing I have to do and the most difficult thing I have had to do.”
“We’ve had a lot of problems since my time here but I’ve never had the problem of having too many players. Some players will be disappointed, for sure. I had 30 players in training and it was of the highest level. They are all ready but now I have to make decisions. Not today, but overnight. But I will make them, so it’s no problem.”
Klopp was questioned if Liverpool’s 4-1 win at Manchester City in November would affect his selection of the game and he said: “All I will say it will be completely different, or not. I won’t talk about tactics here. Even in Manchester they have televisions!
“I understand your question but I won’t say. We have a plan and my players will know.”
Klopp: “We have a good chance to make more problems for them than they can imagine in this moment. It would be a good idea.”
The German was then asked if he felt City would be tired from their trip back from Ukraine, where they beat Dynamo Kiev 3-1 on Wednesday night.
“They flew back, they didn’t walk!,” he concluded.