Video: Jurgen Klopp pre-match press conference – Liverpool vs. Maribor

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Watch as Jurgen Klopp previews Liverpool’s Champions League group stage clash with Maribor, discussing injuries, rotation and more.

The Reds will look to build on Saturday’s 3-0 win at home to Huddersfield Town when they welcome Slovenian PrvaLiga champions Maribor to Anfield.

Liverpool sealed their biggest-ever European away victory when they last took on Darko Milanic’s side, putting seven past Jasmin Handanovic without response earlier in October.

But Klopp will be eager for his side to avoid complacency taking to the field on Wednesday night, and speaking to reporters at Anfield on Tuesday, he said “we will be 100 percent focused.”

“Respect is a big problem in general, after a 7-0 maybe people don’t respect Maribor any more,” he explained.

“But we know how strong they can be. For this game the result is not even one percent of our analysis.

“We have to do it again. Maybe it’s a challenge for a lot of people to be 100 percent spot on. That’s my job: to make sure we are 100 percent spot on.”

The German also discussed the prospect of altering his lineup, saying “I don’t think about rotation.”

“When I think about a lineup, the last game has an influence, we have to see how they came through it.

“But the next game has no influence. We will line up, tomorrow, with the strongest side.”

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, October 31, 2017: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp during a press conference at Anfield ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group E match between Liverpool FC and NK Maribor. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Klopp was questioned on injury issues, revealing that Dejan Lovren and Philippe Coutinho will face late fitness tests.

Alberto Moreno and Joe Gomez are also struggling with knocks, but are likely to be able to feature, though Nathaniel Clyne, Adam Lallana and Sadio Mane are definitely absent.

Liverpool can guarantee progress to the last 16 of the Champions League if they defeat Maribor and Sevilla in their next two Group E clashes, so three points in midweek is essential.

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