Jurgen Klopp defends changes as Wolves knock Liverpool out of FA Cup

Rex Christensen
January 9, 2019

"I changed a lot because I thought we had to not because I wanted to".

"I think the start of this season we weren't playing our best but we were getting results".

Meanwhile Bayern Munich, who Liverpool face in the last 16 of the Champions League, are playing no fixtures between 22 December and 18 January thanks to the Bundesliga's winter break.

"We have to show that, though.

The problem was that we played a similar line-up in three tough games, so it was clear we had to change".

"It's disappointing but we have to make sure we recover and bounce back from this but, like we said before, we have to reset our sights for a few days' time for another big game". Virgil can not play; he is at home and hopefully it is nothing, but he has played all the games so far, so we had to try to find a solution for that - and we found it, hopefully, with Fabinho.

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Klopp also revealed after the game that several players have been suffering from a bug: "Sore throats, which you can have at this time of year". That was why he wasn't [going to be] involved here and then he gets injured.

"I should have done better".

"It wasn't as easy to get the passing going in those tight areas as we would have liked, but it was my mistake for the first goal and it cost us ultimately".

But that selection was further damaged when centre-back Dejan Lovren went off injured in the first half.

"Well, I think that comes when you have not played together as well", Spackman said on LFC TV after the game.

"It's not good to taste defeat but you normally learn more in a defeat than you do in a win. You can see that straight away - his temperament, he's comfortable on the ball". The move proved to be too much of a gamble as Liverpool struggled throughout the game, with Origi scoring with their only shot on target.

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