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Shearer: Liverpool no different under Klopp compared to Rodgers

Alan Shearer claims Jurgen Klopp should have found an alternative to Virgil van Dijk

"Since he's been here it's been hard to train on different things because it's game after game after game".

This will be a huge boost for the Merseyside club who have lacked a cutting edge in front of goal in the last two matches, stumbling to home draws against Sevilla and Burnley.

Jurgen Klopp says it feels "strange" and "wrong" that Liverpool could only muster a point against Burnley at Anfield. But we are on a good way and maybe next time we will score that one goal more than the other team.

Liverpool signed AS Roma winger Mohamed Salah, Chelsea teenager Dominic Solange, Hull City defender Andy Robertson and Arsenal star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain this summer.

Whilst on Oxlade-Chamberlain, Klopp added: "It's a fantastic opportunity now for Alex. Danny Ward will play tomorrow". We sat together with him and the analysts and showed him how we want him to play in this position and that position. He had an impact when he came on, now you have three of the line up! That is how it is but it is really good that he is here.

We took a lot of risk in this game and he was involved in it and did really well.

"But already at the weekend [against Burnley], he came on in a hard situation and he did really well".

Leicester are a decent side and even with Jamie Vardy looking like he'll miss out, they still have many risky offensive players with the likes of Riyad Mahrez, Kelechi Iheanacho, Shinji Okazaki, Islam Slimani and Demarai Gray all capable of causing problems. The 24-year-old is over his fitness problems but has only been involved in one matchday squad this term - he was an unused substitute against Crystal Palace in August - but is assured of at least a place on the bench. "Playing from the beginning?" We have a few little things.