James Milner, the versatile English player started in the middle of the park for Liverpool. He was accompanied in the midfield by Captain Henderson and Wijnaldum.
The absence of Fabinho from the line-up was inexplicable, and Klopp duly delivered an explaination.
“Of course we change players because we have enough, that’s good, they are all fit in the moment, that’s good as well. They’re all in good shape, which is even better.
“Hendo came back early this week, trained really well, Millie the whole week, Gini showed up [and] looked good and they’ve played already together.
“Fabinho is in really good shape, Naby looks good, Adam looks good – so it’s all OK, but for this game we thought this is the right starting line-up and then in the game we can change. We’ll see what we do.”
As it stands, Klopp’s choice worked as they won 2-1. Long may it continue.