Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp hints at rotation ahead of Southampton
Jurgen Klopp spoke to the press on Monday afternoon ahead of Liverpool’s next outing.
The Reds will face off with Southampton on Tuesday evening in their penultimate Premier League game of the campaign.
Ahead of the clash, Klopp discussed a number of topics, including the fact he may have to rotate his team after Liverpool played 120 minutes vs Chelsea in the FA Cup final this past weekend:
“When the boys arrive today I have to make lots of decisions, but I can promise we try to win the game at Southampton…the 30 extra minutes at Wembley made a big difference…,” Klopp said.
“When the boys arrive today I have to make lots of decisions, but I can promise we try to win the game at Southampton…the 30 extra minutes at Wembley made a big difference…”#LFC
— David Maddock (@MaddockMirror) May 16, 2022
Elsewhere, it was reported that Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk will be assessed ahead of the game:
Virgil van Dijk and Mo Salah will be assessed ahead of the #SaintsFC game on Tuesday. “The 30 extra minutes [at Wembley] made a big difference!”https://t.co/cjFi9BgoTU#LFC
— Ben Dinnery (@BenDinnery) May 16, 2022
Southampton vs Liverpool
The game is a must-win for Liverpool. After Manchester City dropped points vs West Ham on Sunday, Liverpool are now four points adrift of City with a game in hand.
As a result, if Liverpool lose to the Saints, Manchester City will be crowned champions.
If they win, though, Liverpool must then hope City fail to beat Steven Gerrard’s Aston Villa on the final day.