Liverpool boss gives Champions League start to keeper Karius

Posted October 17, 2017

Ideally, Klopp would be in a position to rest a couple of key players ahead of another important Premier League clash next weekend - they travel to Wembley to face Tottenham on Sunday - but Liverpool can not afford to drop any more points and must be wary of Maribor, who are unbeaten in their domestic league. When asked about the prospect of a much-changed starting XI lining up for Liverpool he said, "It is the last place I would (rotate heavily)". "I said he needed a little bit of time and my most positive thing was that finally he has arrived, but it always takes time".

However, with the Reds sitting second in Group E, two points behind leaders Spartak Moscow, Klopp is probably wise to resist the urge to make widepsread changes, as the Reds look to claim their first win of the Champions League campaign.

"With the different style of play, everything what is new is more intense for a new player".

Liverpool have failed to win any of their last seven UEFA Champions League group stage matches.

Klopp and his team arrived at Liverpool John Lennon airport early on Monday morning ready for the flight, with Philippe Coutinho, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Alberto Moreno all present.

"He is a big signing for us, obviously, but a fast player like him needs the circumstances to perform so he needed time".

More news: European Union toughens sanctions against North Korea
More news: Disneyland has eerie orange glow as wildfires burn miles away
More news: Hatton wins at St Andrews during historic Dunhill

"I would say there has been no consistency until now. We need to be concentrated and courageous against a top team of a European league", he said.

"We haven't had the time in training because already since he's been in there have been two global breaks, but that's all".

The Kop boss has told his side they need to make up lost ground in back-to-back games against the Slovenian minnows after dropping points in draws against Seville and Spartak Moscow.

"In the moment, actually, yes it is the key game because it is the only one we can play now".

"We have wasted points and the performances have been good".