Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has stated that the club have no fresh injury concerns ahead of the League Cup round of 16 clash against Tottenham on Tuesday. He also revealed that Belgian goalkeeper Simon Mignolet will be replacing the usual number one Loris Karius.
Mignolet was the first choice goalkeeper at Liverpool last season. However, Klopp brought in Loris Karius from Mainz this past summer, and the 23-year-old has established himself as the regular keeper at the club.
The Belgian will get the opportunity to make a case for a starting position on Tuesday though. Klopp has stated that Mignolet will start their League Cup tie against Tottenham Hotspur.
“The chance is at 100 per cent – it’s a good chance! That’s only if nothing happens in training, then he will play 100 per cent,” said Klopp when asked if Mignolet would play, according to the official club website.
However, the Reds manager was quick to add that the German keeper was still the number one at Liverpool.
“In this moment, we have a number one and that’s Loris Karius, like we had a number one when Loris was not fit and it was Simon.
“That’s the situation and what the goalkeepers know. I cannot leave them in doubt.”
Klopp also informed the press that there were no fresh injury concerns for Liverpool ahead of the game. This means that they have a fully fit squad to choose from, and a number of fringe players could have an opportunity to impress against Spurs.
The likes of centre-back Ragnar Klavan, left-back Alberto Moreno and strikers Danny Ings and Divock Origi have all been warming the bench in recent weeks. One or more of them could well be handed a start in the League Cup, as the crucial first team players are given a rest.
One of the key players who will miss the clash, however, is Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson. The former Sunderland midfielder picked up his fifth yellow card of the season against the Baggies, and is suspended for the game.