The Reds produced a stirring late showing at Burnley last time out to record a 2-1 win and get 2018 off to a winning start.
While rotations have been a feature of Klopp’s lineups of late anyway, he has suggested a strong Liverpool 11 will be on show as he pays “respect” to the FA Cup.
“Mo and Phil are not available. It’s not possible. With Virgil it’s different, he’s healthy—now I have to make a decision for this game,” he said to reporters.
“From our point of view there’s no rush in the situation; it’s much more important how many good games he can play for us than how many, or when it starts.”
Klopp also told the media that he recognised that fans wanted trophies, and that the entire team saw the FA Cup as a potential avenue for success.
“You can dream every day the dream of winning silverware. You know you want to have it and we all know how desperate our supporters are to get something.
“They can believe me we have an exactly similar mood. But we have to prove it on the pitch—I cannot win the FA Cup in the press conference!
“So we have to be really good in the games, and if we go through there will wait another top team, and another one, so we have to be ready always.”
Klopp will be hoping that this time around, a similar performance is met by a more fair reflection in the scoreline.