“We are going to put together a team that will do everything to win the game,” Klopp said. “We need to see who else is available to play. The 30 minutes we had to play extra on Saturday in our won final make a big difference. Since then, the boys have mainly been lying on the massage table. We haven’t talked about Southampton at all. This will be our sixtieth game of the season. We have to be very careful with the players, because it’s not like our season ends on Tuesday.”
Liverpool are now 4 points behind leaders Manchester City in the Premier League. With a win at Southampton, the ‘Reds’ will enter the last round on Sunday with 1 point behind. A week later, on May 28, Klopp’s team will play the final of the Champions League against Real Madrid.
“I think Southampton has had ten days of rest before this game. Those guys are all fresh. They will play their last home game of the season just before going on holiday,” Klopp said. “Of course they are going to put full pressure and shoot from all possible angles. With us, a lot of players played 120 minutes on Saturday. Why don’t we get some more rest and play this game on Wednesday or Thursday? But nobody thinks about that.”