Mignolet to start against Chelsea on Wednesday

Klopp has slowly transformed Liverpool in potential title contenders

Klopp has slowly transformed Liverpool in potential title contenders

Liverpool are now two points ahead of both Manchester City and Chelsea in the Premier League table.

With regards to further injury updates, Klopp added: "Divock Origi is not far away but it's an ankle thing, a very unfortunate situation, and we will be very careful".

Klopp, naturally, remained tightlipped over who will be part of his starting lineup at Anfield, and there was no indication Fabinho would be included. He had a very intense period before that; he trained with the fitness guys. for ten days or so before we took him.in normal training. So for us I think it is a bit early.

"If we make changes, then it's an opportunity; if not, then it's an opportunity anyway. It's not complicated either", Klopp said. Because they are here because of what they did and now we have to work on that it fits.

"If I see one player tomorrow have the feeling that it's "only the League Cup" then he will have a problem".

"He is just taking his time this year, just like he did last season". It is a big football game at a sold out. But obviously he doesn't need the same amount of time as I do. "It's really impressive what he did so far".

"It's the biggest change I ever saw in such a short space of time - wow".

"Wow. The style is completely different".

Klopp confirmed goalkeeper Simon Mignolet will make his first appearance of the season in Wednesday's cup tie as Alisson Becker rests.

Only two of the sides' 87 meetings at Anfield in all competitions have finished goalless - a league clash in 1971 and a Champions League group game in 2005.

"Now we want to show that we are ready for that as well". We will try again.

The more important clash is the Premier League head-to-head on Saturday, so it would appear that this would be the ideal time for numerous first-choice players to be rested. What we have to do is to be always 100 percent in concentration, rhythm, focus and everything. "We didn't play a fantastic game, we didn't create a lot".

"I remember my first year here, if we would have won against West Ham [in the FA Cup] maybe we would have played Monday-Wednesday-Friday or something like that?"

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