Jurgen Klopp wary of Maribor in Liverpool's Champions League clash
By Sky Sports News
Last Updated: 16/10/17 7:30pm
Jurgen Klopp has ruled out making big changes to his Liverpool team for Tuesday's Champions League clash at Maribor.
The Liverpool boss is preparing his squad on the back of Saturday's goalless draw at Anfield against Premier League rivals Manchester United and ahead of next weekend's trip to Tottenham, live on Sky Sports.
After two successive Champions League draws they have back-to-back matches against the Slovenian side and need to get wins on the board to avoid difficulties further down the line.
"I know what people are thinking," Klopp said in Monday's press conference. "Maribor is the place they [Liverpool] should rotate. No chance.
"It is the last place I would do things like this. Yes we will make maybe one or two changes but the first job is not to think the same thing as a lot of you think already and under-estimate the opponent.
"They have had nine Champions League games so far (including qualification rounds) and that is quality and mentality.
"We want to go to the next round and we know we now play Maribor twice. We have already wasted points even though the performances were good.
"We need to be good again and take the result, not think we have it already. We need to be strong and concentrated against a typically, top European team."