Jurgen Klopp is wrestling with a potential selection headache ahead of Liverpool’s trip to Arsenal on Sunday.
Following Conor Bradley’s exceptional run of form, all eyes will be on the Liverpool manager to see who he will opt for at right back, with Trent Alexander-Arnold returning to full fitness.
Bradley put in a man-of-the-match performance in Liverpool’s 4-1 midweek win over Chelsea, scoring his first goal for the club as well as registering two assists.
What a moment for Conor Bradley 😍 pic.twitter.com/V672AjrKUF
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When asked on the selection dilemma in his press conference, Klopp said: “It’s not a challenge. For the first moment in the season, we have a luxury problem. More players are available for different positions than can start. But it’s absolutely no problem, it’s good.
“We need them all, I’m really happy that they look like they’re all in good shape. With a tough opponent coming up we need to be absolutely at our best.
“It’s not a challenge, it’s not a problem, it’s just the situation we have.”
Klopp also gave his thoughts on Diogo Jota, who likewise finds himself in a fantastic run of form, capped off with an incredible solo goal against Chelsea.
He added: “He’s the complete package. He is literally flying at the moment. Everything looks light, fresh, explosive. He’s an extremely smart footballer. His game understanding is different level.
“From the first time I saw him at Wolves I was excited about his potential. He can play all three positions up front which is very important with Mo not here.
“The goal he scored against Chelsea was an unbelievable goal, but you can only get through the defence like that when you’re full of confidence.”
Anfield nights are always special 🤩 pic.twitter.com/XOmOGre71s
— Diogo Jota (@DiogoJota18) February 1, 2024
The Liverpool boss praised the recent performances of Alexis Mac Allister, with the Argentinian having settled into the new-look midfield comfortably since his summer arrival.
Klopp added: “I’m over the moon about him (Mac Allister). Macca is like a football doctor. Playing the position, the way he plays is very special. Super aggressive, super smart. His contribution for all our play in possession is extremely important.
Alexis Mac Allister’s first half:
One chance created
2/2 long passes
7/9 ground duels pic.twitter.com/4kxwPStNJ6
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“That’s why at this moment in time we are top of the table. This is the best league in the world, and we are top of the table.
“Are there any bad players in this team? No. It’s just about us digging deep into the season. Keep going.”
Liverpool will have the chance to go eight points clear of rivals Arsenal with a victory at the Emirates on Sunday, as they look continue their title charge.