Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp hints at sticking with young players for FA Cup clash

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Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool will remain busy over the next few days but will not panic into making signings during the January window

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp looks set to continue showing faith in his young players in the FA Cup this weekend.

The Reds host West Ham on Saturday evening having come through a replay to conquer League Two side Exeter in the fourth round after fielding several young players in his squad.

Jordon Ibe, Sheyi Ojo, Cameron Brannagan and Brad Smith all showed great promise in the team that won 3-0 at Anfield and it appears Klopp will not be afraid to use them again against the Hammers.

The German said: "It will be a young team. But most footballers are still young.

"We will make changes but only because we want to win the game. The last FA Cup game against Exeter was great. The boys will give everything."

Joe Allen (c) of Liverpool is congratulated after his goal during the FA Cup third round replay against Exeter
Image: Liverpool needed a replay to get past Exeter City in the third round

Klopp confirmed injured striker Daniel Sturridge would not be fit for the Cup game and next week's Premier League game with Leicester.

He also revealed that Dejan Lovren is available again after recovering from a knee injury, Philippe Coutinho was getting closer ro a comeback (hamstring), while defender Nathaniel Clyne was rated as 50/50.

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