Jurgen Klopp believes Liverpool have the squad to handle the demands of competing in four competitions.
Liverpool will begin their Carabao Cup journey at Leicester City on Tuesday night, with Klopp expected to give other players game time at the King Power Stadium.
“From today’s perspective yes, we have the resources, but we will see how it is again in January,” Klopp is reported as saying by the Liverpool Echo.
“What is my alternative — go to Leicester with a white flag and tell them if they want to go to the semifinals in January then do it because we don’t want to be part of it?
“We have had a few different lineups and everything has been good in this competition in the last few years when we went to the final [in 2016, losing to Manchester City on penalties] and semifinal.
“At one point we didn’t have the opportunity to line up with the strongest side and a lot of England legends said I didn’t respect the cup competitions, which is obviously not so nice.
“But in this moment we have the squad to play in different competitions and to go as far as possible. That is the plan. No player who is involved tomorrow is involved because I hope we go out of this competition. We are going there to win the game.
“The competition is good. The final was good when we played there. The semifinal against Southampton last year was for us the wrong possible moment, that’s true, but we couldn’t change that.
“We will see how we are in January but at this moment I feel quite comfortable to use the players and bring players into different games.”
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