Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says that Simon Mignolet was dropped from the Arsenal clash because the goalkeeper needed a rest.
“[It is] to rest him, that’s all. Four games in a very short term, for a goalkeeper especially,” he told the Liverpool website.
“He didn’t want to rest, it’s not a problem. We spoke yesterday about it and I really thought it made sense, especially because we have the quality in behind.
“It is just because I want to let him have a rest after this really intense time with really good performances for us.
“But with the other boys, we wanted a situation like this; we wanted to have three strong goalkeepers. They’ve shown up in training, they are really ambitious, they want to have game time, they want to have games, so today Loris is starting.”