Klopp: Final places up for grabs

2016-05-11 12:56
Jurgen Klopp (Getty)

Cape Town - Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insists there are still plenty of opportunities for players to claim a place in the starting line-up for the Europa League final against Sevilla.

The German has been forced to rotate his squad due to injuries to star players and the team's busy schedule following their progress in Europe's second-tier club competition.

"Of course there are places available," Klopp told the Liverpool Echo. "Who knows who is going to be in the line-up next Wednesday? I have no idea.

"Hopefully we will have more players coming back and then we will have a really difficult choice to make. But I haven't thought for one second yet about the line-up for Sevilla.

"You cannot say 'we will hold players back for the final'. We have to take what we can get from our last two league games and then we will see.

"Not one of the players who was rested on Sunday because of the intensity of Thursday night was like: 'Yes! How cool is this! Let me stay at home'.

"Instead they were like: 'What? Why me?' They all wanted to play. [Adam] Lallana, Emre [Can], Dejan [Lovren], blah, blah, blah, all these guys. That's a good situation.

"I don't want to create a pressure and say 'come on, show me you are ready for the final'. We will just see how things are over the coming days, how everyone is, and then we will make a decision for Chelsea, then for West Brom and then hopefully with the whole squad together for the final."

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