Speaking at his pre-match press conference on Friday, the Liverpool manager was asked whether he would rotate his side, replying: “Yes, I would think so, but it’s not because of the last game it’s because of the next game in this case.
“I’m pretty sure we will see a few fresh legs on the pitch.
“Pretty much all of them who are not involved are pretty young, so when we want to rotate we have to use them.”
When asked specifically about Gomez, Klopp said the 19-year-old was in a good way and a start for the Reds’ was the next logical step in his recovery from ACL injury.
“[He’s] is in good shape, and maybe it would not be the biggest surprise he would be in the lineup.
“It is the next step and he has a long way to go. He already had a long way and it could still be but everything is good. We don’t really have the idea to give him on loan to another club.
“He’s a wonderful boy and we are really happy for him. He is fit now. He had a few games with the second team and he’s very self critical as he was not always at his best. But that’s normal after a long period of injury. [Playing in the first team] is a logical next step.”
Gomez played at left-back under Brendan Rodgers at the start of last season but is naturally a centre-back and that’s where he’s been playing for the Reds’ under-23s in recent weeks.
The German also said that there is a “big chance” we could see Loris Karius return.
“It was my first experience of a game like this, I didn’t really know what to expect. I don’t think you can expect the best performance of the season in a game like this.
“It felt like a defeat, I couldn’t change.
“I was really happy Pep had his press conference and no one spoke about my press conference.”