Liverpool boss Klopp promises to field ‘really strong side’ against Chelsea

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Chelsea visit Liverpool in the EFL Cup on Wednesday before hosting the Premier League leaders in top-flight action on Saturday.

Liverpool have released an update on player injuries ahead of their Carabao Cup clash with Chelsea on Wednesday.

At his pre-match press conference on Tuesday, Klopp said when asked about Sarri: "It is the biggest change of system I ever saw in such a short period of time. Wow".

"It is a completely different competition and a coincidence that we play them again in a few days".

"I'm pretty much a supporter of his since I saw [his teams] at Napoli. Starting the season, and you see immediately the impact - all my respect".

Going into the 2018/19 Premier League season, Liverpool were tipped as the team most likely to challenge Manchester City for their crown as league champions and after six games, the Reds have lived up to the billing as title contenders. "That is a really good group, a really strong football team".

Simon Mignolet is set to take over from Alisson in goal, with Virgil van Dijk also expected to miss out due to a rib injury aggravated in Saturday's 3-0 win over Southampton.

"But he is still a threat, has fantastic situations in both games and he is in a good shape", said Klopp.

"It will be a very good side that we will line up tomorrow".

"We will be very careful - the ankle was the problem he had after the Everton game years ago".

It will be a delicate balancing act for Klopp, but the Carabao Cup game will give him the chance to showcase the strength-in-depth of his Reds squad with the likes of Daniel Sturridge, Xherdan Shaqiri and Naby Keita likely to start. There was never a team that won all four, right?

Liverpool have made a sensational start to the season with a 100% record across all competitions, spanning seven games and will want to keep that run against their London rivals. "I would love them to play a strong side, I hope he does, and go through and all that, and Wolves should be playing strong sides". If the aforementioned claims are true, Sarri and Chelsea will find life tougher when they face Jurgen Klopp's side on Thursday.

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