"Over the last three seasons Alderweireld has been the most consistent centre-back but if it's right now and you're giving me a pair then that back five has to be all Liverpool".
"We have to do that, we have to rotate - [but] I don't know if we'd call it "rotation".
It is the start of a packed schedule of seven matches - including Champions League matches against Paris St Germain and Napoli - in 23 days.
"If it's late in the season that you see you have a chance to do that or do this and all that stuff".
"As much as I understand the point Gary Neville is trying to make, makes sense, with all the focus that teams and pundits like ourselves make on teams finishing in the top four to play Champions League football and to simply say after doing all that let's not bother trying, it goes beyond me", Hislop said on ESPN FC.
Tottenham were due to host Liverpool at their new ground, the opening game in their initial schedule, but will instead hold the game at Wembley, which means this will be Klopp's first visit to the national stadium since seeing his side taken apart by Maurico Pochettino's team one year ago.
And the possibility of them winning the Premier League is all too real for rival fans - like Gary Neville.
"I don't like to compare players but we had similar question about Robbo and Oxlade and I'm not sure if Sadio (Mane) played from the beginning, but I think he had a full pre-season", Klopp added. The club he's more interested in.
Salah bagged an incredible 44 goals in all competitions in his debut year with Liverpool, earning him the Professional Footballers' Association and Football Writers' Association player of the year awards.
"It's absolutely no problem". Their summer signings have boosted morale even further and they will be quietly confident of taking City all the way. It's not nice to tell him he's not involved but he's come from another league with a different system, it takes time.
I expect both teams to score as they usually do in this fixture, but I'll have to edge towards Liverpool to win it.
"The plan was - and is still - he will make us better and that is what we are working on".