Klopp Confirms Three Liverpool Stars Are Out Of Action In Midtjylland Clash

Three Liverpool Stars Out Midtjylland Clash

Liverpool take on Danish outfit Midtjylland in their second Group D Champions League game after beating Ajax 1-0 in Amsterdam last Wednesday.

But Klopp confirmed the trio of Thiago Alcantara, Naby Keita and Joel Matip will play no part in the fixture, telling the press: “They need a few more days [to recover]”.

Klopp is taking no risks with his preparation for Liverpool's second group game, and was keen to point out Midtjylland are in the competition on their own merit.

“They are a bit more direct in their build up, really experienced defenders, speed on the wings, physicality up front. They have a clear plan,” Klopp said of the Danish side.

“We need to show that we are ready for a proper fight.

“This is the Thomas Gronnemark [Liverpool's throw-in coach] group! We saw the influence of Thomas when we watched the videos of Midtjylland.

“He's a super guy who helped us a lot. Throw-ins are always a big part of our preparations for the games.

On Midtjylland, Klopp added: “You Danish guys need to work on your confidence!

“We don't see you as a small team. Midtjylland don't wave a white flag. They will come here and do everything that they can.

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“How small or how big you are, you show in the games.”

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