Klopp explains why he has chosen these players to start the game
Our boss explained his picks for today's starting XI who are Allison, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson, Milner, Wijnaldum, Keita, Mane, Salah and Firmino. Clear and smart, just as usual. Via Liverpool Echo.
"[Alisson] has to play his game. We have worked together for two weeks; that’s not the world but it’s OK,” Klopp told Sky Sports, cited by the official website.
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"Naby was here for all six weeks of the pre-season, like Fabinho. Shaqiri came later. Both are in the squad, that’s very important for us.
"Usually in the past, I think I always played with the team of last year at the beginning of the season but Hendo came back a bit late and stuff like that, so it makes sense.
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"And they played really well together in midfield, for example against Napoli. Gini, Naby and Millie have worked together since we started pre-season, so that’s the midfield we wanted to have.
"Up front is clear. The defensive line is pretty much the defensive line of last year; Joe [Gomez] is in now at centre-half, he played a good pre-season.
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"Of course, I never forget the last season – why should I? But the actual performance and impression training is more important, and that’s the line-up."