Klopp unrepentant for changes after being dumped out FA Cup

FOOTBALL- 7 January 2019 23:17 GMT

Jurgen Klopp was unrepentant as his Liverpool side crashed out of the FA Cup with Wolves going through in a 2-1 win after a goal by Raul Jimenez and Divock Origi levelled things up after the break but Ruben Neves winner.

“Dejan was not in the plans,” said Klopp. “He should have been only on the bench. But what happened and we had to change again.

“Dejan has played a lot of games in the last three or four weeks. Pretty much all the games. That was why he wasn’t [going to be] involved here and then he gets injured.

“I am not sure what you would have said if I had started with Fabinho and Ki-Jana [Hoever] from the start. Maybe a few smart people would have said I didn’t respect the competition.

“I changed a lot because I thought we had to not because I wanted to. The problem was that we played a similar line-up in three tough games, so it was clear we had to change.”

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