A recent run of poor form has ensured that rotation is not wholly expected, though the manager could make changes for the cup, with the likes of Caoimhin Kelleher, Neco Williams and Rhys Williams due to start.
But as he spoke to reporters on Thursday afternoon, Klopp stressed the importance of the FA Cup, and despite the “intensity of the period” the objective remains to win.
“It’s important. It’s the FA Cup, we didn’t go far so far in that competition,” he said.
“I don’t think we were blessed with sensational draws so far – and now we go to Aston Villa, which is a tough one as well!
“But we always took it very seriously, and do this time as well, but we cannot forget the intensity of the period we are in and all these kinds of things.
“It’s important, like football games are important. We are professional football players, or coaches or manager, and the only thing you have to do, actually, is to win football games, and to try and make sure we really can do that.
“That’s a very important competition, so we will try to win that.”
Klopp also effectively ruled out the arrival of a new centre-back this month due to the financial constraints of the COVID-19 pandemic, and could not issue an update on Gini Wijnaldum‘s contract talks.
Minamino could be among those to come into the side on Friday, and after a frustrating 1-0 loss to Southampton last time out, the Reds will be looking to blow off some steam against a rotated Villa.