Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp: We’d have been lost without young players

Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool “would have been lost” without the young players who have stepped up to first-team duty in recent weeks.

Klopp welcomed back Trent Alexander-Arnold and Naby Keita to his squad for the 4-0 win over Wolves on Saturday but remains without influential defender Virgil van Dijk, England centre-back Joe Gomez and high-profile summer signing Thiago after a spate of early-season injuries.

Those absences have meant Klopp has had to dip into the Anfield youth ranks and that show of faith has paid off with the team second in the Premier League on goal difference only and heading into tonight’s Champions League group game against FC Midtjylland already qualified for the knockout stages.

With Liverpool already through to the next stage of the Champions League, Klopp suggested he may use Wednesday night’s game as an opportunity to rest players but that he also has the target of winning 15 points out of 18 in his mind.


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