Jurgen Klopp has delivered a clear message ahead of Liverpool’s Europa League clash with LASK – there’s no room for experimentation. Despite expectations of widespread changes for this competition, Klopp emphasized that Liverpool is not in Austria “to give opportunities.”
Facing questions about the potential lineup for the Europa League opener, Klopp revealed very little, stating, “Absolutely no information about that,” during Wednesday’s press conference.
“You have to wait until tomorrow, have a look at the lineup and enjoy it or don’t. Accept it and then we go.”
The manager’s words suggest a stronger lineup than anticipated, even with a quick turnaround for a Premier League match against West Ham following the Austrian fixture. The return of Virgil van Dijk, absent due to suspension in the last two games, is a likely inclusion.
Klopp reiterated that the team’s focus is on competing, not experimenting, underscoring Liverpool’s commitment to a competitive mindset.
“We are really here to play football, we take this seriously,” he emphasized. “We are not arrogant; we want to compete and win here.”
Klopp’s resolute stance indicates Liverpool’s intention to take a serious approach to the Europa League campaign, with the Reds one of the favourites to win the competition.