Klopp explains Stoke selection; oddly says it wasn’t about resting for BVB

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp’s team selection at home to Stoke on Sunday had nothing to do with our Europa League fixtures with Dortmund, he told his press conference today.
Klopp’s outfit take on Thomas Tuchel’s Dortmund at Anfield tomorrow, with the tie poised at 1-1 following last week’s draw.
Seemingly with this game in mind, and the one six days ago having just gone, Klopp left out a lot of his regular names for the weekend Premier League victory, including Mamadou Sakho, Dejan Lovren, Coutinho, Adam Lallana and (for one half) Divock Origi.
However, it wasn’t to keep players fresh, as Dortmund did, but to ...
 

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