HomePREMIER LEAGUEJurgen Klopp teases an early Liverpool lineup for the Chelsea match.

Jurgen Klopp teases an early Liverpool lineup for the Chelsea match.

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Jurgen Klopp teases an early Liverpool lineup for the Chelsea match.

Jurgen Klopp talks whether anyone from Liverpool’s FA Cup victory over Wolves will start against Chelsea.

Jurgen Klopp says that the ‘door is open for everyone’ to make his Liverpool lineup for this weekend’s match against Chelsea.

The Reds’ peripheral players stepped up in the FA Cup third-round replay against Wolves, winning 1-0.

Klopp made eight changes from the drab 3-0 loss at Brighton, which he described as the worst of his seven-and-a-half years in charge at Anfield.

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Harvey Elliott scored the game-winning goal against Wolves, while Fabio Carvalho, Naby Keita, and Stefan Bajcetic all shone.

Liverpool is currently ninth in the Premier League and 10 points outside the Champions League spots. Certainly, significant improvements are required if they’re to finish in the top four.

When asked if some of his squad’s fringe players had influenced his thinking for the Chelsea game, Klopp answered, “Yeah, yeah. So we’ve had a couple of days of training and it’s not now that we… I don’t think it’s proper to declare after one game, ‘OK, that’s the team for the next eight weeks,’ or anything like that.

“ So, let’s have a look. I hope that Darwin [Nunez] is coming back in training tomorrow or Thursday, so he might be then in contention, of course. Kosti [Tsimikas] got a knock in the back and stuff like this, so let’s see how they recover and stuff like this.

“But, of course, we are not in a casting show but anyway we have now this game and then we have four days to train and then after that, I think five or six days to train until the next game.

“Training is always like this – who shows up in training. I’m not blind but usually we don’t train, we play every three days and then we recover, some do a little bit. And on top of that, in the past we won quite a lot of games, so why would you make drastic changes?

“But anyway, we rotate a lot because the players were available. But, of course, the door is open for everybody. We have to fight. Who is ready to fight has a good chance to play.”

Jurgen Klopp teases an early Liverpool lineup for the Chelsea match.

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