Phil Neville defends Liverpool FC’s rotation policy under Jurgen Klopp

Phil Neville believes Jurgen Klopp is right to rotate his Liverpool FC squad

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp Photo: New Balance

Phil Neville believes Jurgen Klopp is right to rotate his Liverpool FC squad.

The Reds boss has learned lessons from the 2016-17 season when his Liverpool FC team struggled badly in the second half of the campaign.

The Merseyside outfit fell over the line in the top-four race to secure a return to the Champions League on the final day of the season despite ending 2016 in second place in the table.

Klopp has made 59 changes to his Liverpool team in the current campaign so far in an attempt keep his key players fresh.

However, the Liverpool FC boss was criticised for leaving out Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino from his starting line-up in a 1-1 draw with Everton last weekend.

Coutinho and Firmino had scored a hatful of goals in Liverpool’s landslide victories over Brighton and Spartak Moscow ahead of the derby.

Klopp went a full-strength attach for the visit of West Brom on Wednesday night but Liverpool FC couldn’t find a way past a stubborn West Brom rearguard in a goalless draw.

Former Manchester United defender Neville believes Klopp is right to rotate his Reds squad.

“I actually agree with what Klopp is doing. He took a bit of a risk in the derby,” Neville told The Debate on Sky Sports.

“Liverpool dominated the game but Everton got the penalty and he got criticism after the game.

“He played his strongest team against West Brom and drew. He’s damned if he does, damned if he doesn’t!”

The Reds signed four players in the summer transfer window to bolster their squad ahead of the new seasons.

Summer signing Mohamed Salah has scored 14 times in 16 games in the Premier League since his big-money switch to Anfield from AS Roma.

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