Jurgen Klopp has pledged to keep rotating Liverpool during the Premier League’s most hectic period after leaving out some of his biggest names against Chelsea and throwing away a 3-0 lead at Sevilla.
Georginio Wijnaldum, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane were among those on the substitutes’ bench for the 1-1 draw on Saturday, with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and James Milner among the men to benefit, while the in-form Mohamed Salah kept his place.
“We had two little injuries with Emre Can and Dejan Lovren,” said Klopp. “That is all. It was not a proper sign of being fatigued or anything but that is the best way to make changes.
“Actually, you have to only decide between fit players. With the intensity of the last few weeks we need to consider it.
“We ran 120 kilometres in the last game, and that was quite intense, Roberto is playing pretty much all the time… Mo played a little bit more but Sadio (has been) injured so these things you have to think a little bit more.
“And it was all about making a line up for this specific game. ‘Ox’ deserved every minute he was on the pitch,…