Liverpool’s Klopp Considers Starting Sturridge And Origi

Jurgen Klopp has plenty on his mind


Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admits he cannot afford to make any mistakes in his team selection, but whomever he picks against Borussia Dortmund he expects to be “brave”.

The German’s primary dilemma against his former side appears to be who to field up front.

Divock Origi scored at Signal Iduna Park a week ago, having been preferred to Daniel Sturridge, and then came off the bench on Sunday to net two against Stoke – after Sturridge, who had started, scored in the first half.

Klopp does not think it is too testing a task for him, but knows he must get it right with the Europa League quarter-final tie delicately-balanced at 1-1 going into the second leg.

“You always know when you have players [available] you have difficult decisions,” he said.

Klopp faces his former club again on Thursday.

“This is more a moment where you cannot make any mistakes as manager.

“Maybe I will play all our goalscorers on the pitch and hope Dortmund don’t recognise this.

“It is not about a formation. We have a few different possibilities to find the line-up and there is no final decision.

“We have to show we are prepared, it is not about how many strikers we have on the pitch.

“It is always about being brave, especially against a high-quality team.

“With each offensive action they (the opponent) have they grow in confidence and you become smaller and smaller so it is really important because everything can have an influence: on the positive side, negative side.

“Being brave is one of the most important things in football – tomorrow night too.”


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