EPL: Jurgen Klopp defends team selection after Liverpool-Everton draw
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will continue his squad rotation policy and is happy to shoulder the blame when the team does not win
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will continue his squad rotation policy and is happy to shoulder the blame when the team does not win. The German made six changes for the derby at home to Everton, leaving out Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino, and despite leading through Mohamed Salah's goal they were pegged back by Wayne Rooney's 77th-minute penalty. While Klopp argued that his team's inability to kill off the visitors was not down to the omission of key players.
Asked if it was the correct decision to make the changes he did the Reds boss said: "I thought before the game, yes. Still yes, even when the result doesn't show it. We did it in the last six or seven weeks. We do it like this. "Can they play better? Yes, but it's an intense time. Ask everybody who played during the week, it's intense what we're doing, so that's why we made changes. I've told the boys, we can change as much as we want when we win the games, but when we don't win the games I take the blame."
Sign up for all the latest news, top galleries and trending videos from Mid-day.comSubscribe