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Maribor v Liverpool preview: Reds hunt first Champions League win of season

Mark Lawrenson says Liverpool will hold Manchester United to a draw

No more of this doing it the hard way; it's about time we start doing ourself a couple of favours...

Yet after Klopp was informed of a comment from ex-Slovakia striker turned media pundit Zlatko Zahovic suggesting he was a "fine coach who doesn't win big titles", the Liverpool boss offered up this response.

Despite the recent arduous test of United, draining his players both mentally and physically, Klopp insists a midweek Champions League clash is the last game he would consider making squad rotations.

Indeed, the ex-Southampton captain played a key role in helping Liverpool to secure a return to the Champions League after a two season absence.

Klopp said that Liverpool can not simply "wait until they lose the ball" and said from his point of view it "has to be a high-intensity game because it's a very important game for both teams", calling his side to "be ready" for such an aggressive encounter.

"No chance (will I rotate the squad)", he said.

"The performance on Saturday should give us confidence. We've already wasted points so we have to be very good again it's an important moment".

Liverpool will be looking to register their first win of the Champions League group stages when they take on Maribor in Slovenia tomorrow night.

Lallana scored nine goals and made eight assists in the Premier League last season to help the Merseyside outfit finish in fourth place in the table.

"Now, we face a decisive moment in the group stage".

Maribor - who have won the title in six of the last seven seasons - are 14 games unbeaten domestically and despite having yet to win in Europe this season, will be no pushovers.

"We have a good record against English teams, in European competition, with one home win and two draws", The Mirror quotes Pihler as saying.

This season, Woodburn has only featured once in the first team of Liverpool in a league cup contest that the Reds lost against Leicester City.

The Red Devils contested the match firmly from their own half, frustrating Liverpool and denying them chances to score and stifling their attack.