Some eyebrows were raised when the Liverpool team news was dropped ahead of kick-off in Denmark, as Jurgen Klopp had opted to start Mo Salah, Fabinho, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Naby Keita against Midtjylland.
The reason it was a bit of a surprise to fans is because the Reds could literally have lost 10-0 and it would not have changed the fact they’d already qualified for the Champions League knockouts.
Speaking after the 1-1 draw, Klopp explained that while you can make changes, you need to keep some key positions – highlighting Fabinho and Salah as two key men.
Take a watch of the video below:
"You can make changes, but you need a few key positions." – Jurgen Klopp on the decision to start Mo Salah and other stars against Midtjylland… 💭#LFC #UCL pic.twitter.com/tz0IVo3fzJ
— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) December 9, 2020