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    Tuesday, 8 January 2019

    Jurgen Klopp defend team selection against Wolves

    Jurgen Klopp has defended his team selection after their lost to Wolverhampton in the FA Cup third-round

    Lfc rumourLiverpool  were knocked out of the FA Cup with a 2-1 defeat to Wolves in the third-round tie at the Molineux on Monday after making nine changes to the team that played Manchester City on Thursday.

    Jurgen Klopp's backline was dealt another major blow during the game as senior center-back Dejan Lovren suffered a hamstring injury which now leaves Virgil van Dijk as the only fit senior centre-back available in the team.

    Jurgen Klopp told the club official website after the defeat: "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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