Explaining the decision to start Loris Karius, Klopp said he wanted to rest Mignolet after “four games in a very short time.”
The manager says that Mignolet didn’t want to rest but there’s no problem. Klopp said:
“He didn’t want to rest, it’s not a problem. We spoke yesterday about it and I really thought it made sense, especially because we have the quality in behind.
“It is just because I want to let him have a rest after this really intense time with really good performances for us.
“But with the other boys, we wanted a situation like this; we wanted to have three strong goalkeepers. They’ve shown up in training, they are really ambitious, they want to have game time, they want to have games, so today Loris is starting.”
Liverpool: Karius; Gomez, Matip, Lovren, Moreno; Henderson, Can, Wijnaldum; Salah, Mane, Firmino.
Subs: Ward, Alexander-Arnold, Milner, Sturridge, Grujic, Klavan, Solanke.
Arsenal: Cech; Holding, Koscielny, Monreal; Bellerin, Ramsey, Xhaka, Oxlade-Chamberlain; Ozil, Sanchez; Welbeck.
Subs: Ospina, Lacazette, Giroud, Walcott, Mustafi, Kolasinac.