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