Klopp will be forced into a change at left back, with Andy Robertson suspended, while Joe Gomez will not be rushed back into action despite returning to training after a lower leg fracture.
Liverpool have largely coped without Gomez, thanks to Virgil van Dijk’s towering presence at the heart of a much-improved defence.
And the Dutchman believes he and his teammates will be able to hold their heads high, even if they fall short of ending a 29-year wait to win the Premier League due to City’s brilliance.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says his players are
Klopp’s men host Porto in the first leg of their European quarter-final tie on Tuesday, after scoring late winners to beat Fulham, Tottenham and Southampton to edge two points ahead of Manchester City in a titanic title race.
City still have a game in hand on Liverpool, meaning the title remains in the English champions’ hands, and there is precious little room for error for the Reds in their remaining five league games.
But Klopp believes being in the running to win both competitions is inspiring his squad not to give up late in games.
“It’s such a good time. We get up every morning and the weather is good as well, which is pretty rare. It’s warm outside, spring is coming, and we are in the two big competitions, but we have to use the situation,” he said