The Reds have earned the right to approach the match at Union SG as they please, having already secured their place in the competition’s last 16.
With the visit of Man United coming on Sunday, ahead of a relentless run of games, there is no need for Liverpool’s regular senior players to be risked for the dead rubber.
But plenty were involved in training at the AXA Training Centre on Wednesday afternoon, alongside a host of youngsters – all of whom will have enjoyed some rare winter sun!
None will be needed against Union SG on Thursday night, and the hope is Klopp will turn to a number of youngsters for the fixture.
He was not short of them in training with Ben Doak, Kaide Gordon and Lewis Koumas all involved and hoping to feature up front, while Conor Bradley, Luke Chambers and Calum Scanlon will be eyeing more minutes.
The Japan international was all smiles and ought to be fresh after playing just 45 minutes at Crystal Palace, though Mac Allister’s injury may dictate how long he plays for.
The No. 10 is in doubt for United’s visit on Sunday, though we should hear more on that when Klopp speaks to the media in Belgium on Wednesday evening (6.30pm UK).
Kostas Tsimikas and Salah took part in the warm up together, but neither will be expected to see minutes, and in an ideal world the No. 11 would not board the plane and instead enjoy a well-deserved night off.
He might not see it that way, but with five games in 12 days this is the time to think about the bigger picture.
Nunez and Gakpo looked nice and care free, the sunshine will have helped, no doubt!
Klopp’s plans will start to become more clear once the travelling squad is confirmed, and all eyes will be on who is rested entirely and which youngsters may get a chance.