Jurgen Klopp admitted it was ‘likely’ that Divock Origi would start Liverpool’s upcoming visit to the San Siro in their final Champions League group stage clash, as reported in a tweet by Echo journalist, Paul Gorst.
The German did appear to signal the possibility of changes for the tie against Stefano Pioli’s in-form AC Milan outfit, with the fixture list stacking up in December.
Klopp on Origi: "It's pretty likely [he'll start]. Moan is no the right word but he knocks on my door and we talk from time to time. It's about letting things happen. He had injuries in wrong moments. I remember that decisive moment (in 2016) he was flying and got injured v EFC"
— Paul Gorst (@ptgorst) December 6, 2021
The Belgian international earned his share of plaudits in the wake of the Reds’ late victory over Wolves in the English top-flight, with the No.27 scoring the all-important extra-time goal to secure all three points for the travelling Merseysiders.
Having played three games in eight days, with us set to later host Steven Gerrard’s high-flying Aston Villa outfit four days after our visit to Italy, it was difficult to imagine Klopp sanctioning a full-strength XI once again, despite his prior comments about the lack of a need for changes early in December.
If Origi is set to be given the nod against the Serie A side, we’d expect further changes across other departments, with Tyler Morton and Ibrahima Konate both likely to be handed minutes against the Italian top-flight leaders.