The Reds take on their Premier League rivals in the first leg of their quarter-final clash on Wednesday evening, looking to secure an advantage ahead of next week’s trip to the Etihad.
Unfortunately however, ahead of arguably the biggest game of Liverpool’s season, Klopp will be without six players, most notably Matip, Gomez, Can and Lallana.
Speaking at Anfield on Tuesday afternoon the manager confirmed the extent of their fitness issues, with at least two likely to miss the rest of the season.
“Joel is off for the rest of the season, there’s no doubt about that,” Klopp explained.
“[It is] very serious of course, [we] don’t still know why 100 percent. We watched it back in the game, he felt something but didn’t think it was too serious.
“But now it looks like it’ll be surgery. [He] should be back for the beginning of pre-season, so [that is] good news.
“Adam we’ll have to see. It’s a hamstring injury, it could have been worse but it’s bad enough.
“That means he’s not available for this game or for the next weeks, but I don’t want to finish the season now for him. There’s still a few weeks to go so there’s the best chance he could be back.
“Emre at least will be very, very close for tomorrow. He has a season with the rehab coach today so we’ll see, but it doesn’t look…