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Klopp delighted with depth of Liverpool squad

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is delighted with the depth of his squad.

Klopp was speaking after victory at Crystal Palace.

He said: "I don't know exactly which was which season, but let me say we started with Fabinho, Henderson and Wijnaldum and then we had Milner and then Lallana the year before. Then we had Oxlade-Chamberlain and then we had Naby Keita and we had up front Shaqiri, Origi and Minamino; that's what you need to make a difference.

"Now we have the quality again so that's how it is. We would've had today if he wouldn't have been injured Diogo Jota, which would've been super-helpful. That's how it is. The boys have quality. That's why they show it. It's more the mindset. The bad thing about the amount of games we play is that it's really tiring. It's just like that.

"The good thing is they all can play and they have to play, so we can make these kind of moves like today because one is the player change but we changed system. I don't want any praise for that, it's just a job to do, but that helped as well that we could really do that. In the end we played up front with Mo and Harvey as a 10. Cody Gakpo right, Lucho left and then Lucho inside with Kosti higher.

"So, we tried everything and then it worked out, but very often nothing works out anymore. That's all up to the players that they really then take these little helping hands we can give. We just played better and then it looked all of a sudden against 10 men; we played quite frequently with 10 men this year and it was difficult, really difficult to create against us. So, I know how difficult it is. People will say that made a difference, but they did probably really well. We just played then really good. That's what it is."

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