The German has taken his first-team squad to Qatar for the Club World Cup, meaning tonight’s domestic clash at Villa Park is an opportunity for Liverpool’s finest youngsters to prove themselves.
Klopp has sacrificed the Carabao Cup to ensure Liverpool have the best chance possible of winning the Club World Cup, with their semi-final against Monterrey LIVE on talkSPORT 2 on Wednesday.
While not expecting the Reds’ Under-23s to beat Premier League outfit Villa, Klopp wants to see the Anfield youngsters put in a showing the club can be proud of.
And the German will be keeping an eye on the match even though he can’t be in the dugout.
“We don’t expect a result, we expect a performance,” said Klopp. “They will have all our support. We will think of them – they’re our boys.
“We’ll be in front of a television.”