Liverpool’s German supervisor Jurgen Klopp sends on Liverpool’s Belgium striker Divock Origi through the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Sheffield United at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on January 2, 2020. Paul ELLIS / AFP
Liverpool supervisor Jurgen Klopp admits he has some powerful selections to make forward of Sunday’s FA Cup assembly with Everton after the damage toll mounted for the Premier League leaders.
Midfielder Naby Keita grew to become the newest participant to be added to the injured listing, having sustained a groin drawback earlier than Thursday’s 2-0 win over Sheffield United, which restored Liverpool’s 13-point lead on the high of the Premier League.
With defenders Joel Matip, Dejan Lovren and Nathaniel Clyne, midfielders Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Xherdan Shaqiri, Fabinho and ahead Rhian Brewster all out, Klopp finds himself down to only 12 senior outfield gamers, plus new signing Takumi Minamino and various youth group members for the Merseyside derby.
“I won’t tell Carlo Ancelotti my line-up, but I will do what I think is right to do,” mentioned Klopp, who fielded a youth group within the League Cup quarter-final defeat at Aston Villa final month as his senior facet have been in Qatar successful the Club World Cup.
“Some things I can decide by myself, and some things the medical department will tell me.
“I don’t know what the line-up will be at the moment, but it will be the best possible for us at the moment.
“I’m pretty sure Carlo won’t make a lot of changes. He has started already really well and this is an opportunity for Everton to win at Anfield for the first time in a few years.”
Everton, who suffered their first defeat beneath new supervisor Ancelotti by the hands of Manchester City on Wednesday, haven’t crushed Liverpool at Anfield since 1999.
Ancelotti, an FA Cup winner with Chelsea in 2010, on Friday urged his gamers to grab a “fantastic opportunity” within the third-round tie.
“It is a fantastic challenge but also a fantastic opportunity,” mentioned the Italian, who’s the one supervisor to get the higher of Klopp this season.
“We are going to play against the best team in this moment, they are world champions so congratulations to them, but this is a fantastic challenge for us.”
Ancelotti guided Napoli to a 2-0 Champions League victory over Liverpool in September and took a degree from a 1-1 draw at Anfield in November earlier than he was sacked by the Italian membership.
Asked the key to beating Klopp, the 60-year-old provided a shrug and a smile. “Score more goals,” he mentioned.
“Everyone knows how Liverpool play,” he added. “They are a fantastic team, fantastic on the counter-attack, fantastic in transition and in recovery of the ball and quick attacking. You have to do the perfect game to beat them.
“You cannot defend for 90 minutes and we do not want to defend for 90 minutes. We want to have the possibility to play our football.”