LIVERPOOL manager Jurgen Klopp admits he cannot afford to make any mistakes in his team selection for his side’s Europa League second leg match against Borussia Dortmund.
The German’s primary dilemma against his former side appears to be who to play up front.
Divock Origi scored in the 1-1 draw at Signal Iduna Park a week ago, having been preferred to Daniel Sturridge, and then came off the bench on Sunday to net two against Stoke – after Sturridge, who had started, scored in the first half.
Klopp said: ‘‘You always know when you have players (available) you have difficult decisions.
‘‘Maybe I will play all our goalscorers on the pitch and hope Dortmund don’t recognise this.
‘‘It is not about a formation. We have a few different possibilities to find the line-up and there is no final decision.
‘‘We have to show we are prepared, it is not about how many strikers we have on the pitch.’’
Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel refused to be drawn into the debate, saying: ‘‘Origi played a fantastic match and we are well prepared for him but we know qualities for Sturridge and we are prepared for him as well.
‘‘It is a hard decision for Jurgen to have such strong strikers but it is decisions we coaches like and we will be prepared for both of them.’’
Whoever ends up playing up front for Liverpool will need to take any chances that come their way as you can expect Dortmund to put on a better performance than they did in the first leg.
With 119 goals this season, the Bundesliga side have enough firepower of their own to get a result at Anfield and advance to the last four.
Should Klopp start with both Origi and Sturridge?