Here are the key bits from Klopp’s pre-Wolves press conference…
Nunez “very close,” but Tuesday too soon?
Having missed Saturday’s defeat at Brighton, it sounds as if the trip to Molineux will come too soon for Nunez, but Klopp did say he was “very close” to a return.
“Darwin is very close, but it’s Monday and the game is tomorrow, but he’s very close,” Klopp told reporters.
“Milly and Stefan trained fully. Milly was on the bench (at Brighton) and Stefan is available again. That’s it.”
“Yes, we will make changes”
Klopp named a full strength team in the first clash against Wolves earlier this month, but with the replay coming just three days after the defeat at Brighton, and four days before another league clash against Chelsea, rotation is on the cards.
“Not all players who played the last game are available now, for different reasons,” he explained.
“Yes, we will make changes, that’s clear. But it’s good as well.
“We need fresh legs, that’s how it is.”
More formation tweaks on the cards?
The boss took full responsibility after selecting a team and formation that simply did not function against Brighton.
Thiago was deployed in a more advanced role, with the idea being that Liverpool would be more solid, but that certainly wasn’t the case.
“We have a lot of things to consider,” he said.
“We have two senior strikers available, all the rest are midfielders, so how can you set that up?
“Yes, we have to find solutions, that’s clear. We’ll have to find them for a few weeks still, I think.”
Coy on takeover discussions
With social media speculation (nothing more) suggesting that Liverpool could be nearing a takeover, Klopp was asked whether he had been in discussions with Fenway Sports Group regarding a possible sale.
The answer was a very coy “yes,” and not a lot more!
“Yes, but nothing for you actually!
“What could I tell you about that? Nothing.”