Andrew Robertson has been dropped from Liverpool’s starting line-up for Saturday’s Merseyside derby, but Jürgen Klopp says it was just a rotation as Scott plays a lot for the Reds.
It is unusual for Robertson to play at left back with Klopp, but Klopp chose Costas Tsimikas for the trip to Goodison Park at lunchtime on Saturday.
Robertson was forced to sit on the bench for the first time this season, with the Greek taking his place, but Klopp insists he only has one rotation due to his busy schedule this season and beyond.
It’s only a matter of time for Kostas Lobo, Klopp told BT Sport. If you can’t force the change, you have to.
There were other changes to the Reds’ starting lineup after Wednesday’s win over Newcastle, with Darwin Nunes returning from suspension to replace Roberto Firmino and Fabio Carvalho replacing the injured Jordan Henderson.
Klopp said of Firmino: “Bobby is in great shape but he’s back from injury and plays a lot. ‘Darwin is new, that’s why’.” [he plays].
“I understand that we had to change the midfield, we had the tubes. [Milner] Or Fabinho.Tube decided on Fabio [James Milner] It can be moved to 5 positions.
After conceding opening goals in four of the first five games of the season, Klopp hopes to put an undesirable trait behind him.
We are trying to dominate from the start but today is going to be difficult with the stakes and I am sure it is Goodison and it is going to be a positive and aggressive start for Everton.
“You have to be ready. At the end of the day, football is just a reaction. When the other team scores a goal, you have to respond. Hopefully at some point we won’t have to talk about it.” .
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