Watch Jurgen Klopp’s pre-Chelsea press conference ahead of League Cup tie

Watch Jurgen Klopp’s pre-Chelsea press conference ahead of League Cup tie

Watch Jurgen Klopp’s pre-Chelsea press conference ahead of League Cup tie

Liverpool are playing Chelsea twice this week, necessitating the need for Klopp to rotate his squad and that could see Fabinho make his first in the famous red jersey.

Saturday's Premier League game against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge may be the priority this week and he might be right to think like that, but he has a squad with enough depth to ensure he can be ambitious in his team selection in this first game against the Blues.

That said, given their start this season and two consecutive fourth-place finishes, Klopp probably won't finish eighth in the Premier League like Dalglish did, and this is what sealed the legendary Scotsman's fate.

Emerson Palmieri, Davide Zappacosta, Andreas Christensen and Gary Cahill may all get the opportunity to play at Anfield.

"So, in this moment of the season, Pedro is a very important player". That always needs time and they were always used to other football teams.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says he is prepared to give Fabinho as long as he needs to adjust to English football - even if it takes half a season. If Dominic Solanke isn't involved against his former club, meanwhile, he will wonder if he is ever going to get a game.

The player himself said the deal was weird, and told Belgian publication Het Laatste Nieuws: "Nobody has said anything to me after the departure of Loris".

'As Chelsea we are very greedy and will try to win both of them.

"That's pleased me the most, the impact of the boys who came in". We are not changing these players.

"I have to make decisions and I will make decisions and it will be a really strong side".

Summer signing Alisson will be rested at Anfield, with Mignolet to play his first Liverpool game since January.

There is a fair amount of speculation regarding Chelsea's team news with a number of players battling niggling injury worries and hence are unlikely to be risked. After all, Carlo Ancelotti's side does not look quite as ferocious as Sarri's Napoli did last season, and, in the group stage, particularly after the opening win over PSG, there is perhaps a little room to maneuver.

"It's never the competition that we say: "It's only the League Cup and the final is in March or whatever".

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