"I need to think about this and not about giving anyone Champions League experience or whatever", Klopp said in response to a suggestion he might have included Ben Woodburn - again in Steven Gerrard's under-19s squad - in the senior squad for the first time. "I said he needed a little bit of time and my most positive thing was that finally he has arrived, but it always takes time".
Liverpool only managed to accrue two points from their opening group stage fixtures against Sevilla and Spartak Moscow respectively and now lie second in their group having scored more goals than the Russian outfit, who have also drawn both of their group games.
"With the different style of play, everything what is new is more intense for a new player".
Speaking at his pre-match press conference, he warned of the dangers of underestimating a team such as Maribor.
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.
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A quick turnaround from the meeting with Manchester United on Saturday has Liverpool en-route to central Europe today where they'll look to give their Champions League campaign a kick-start when they square off with Slovenian champions NK Maribor tomorrow night.
However, the former Borussia Dortmund boss says they have no reason to be low on confidence following the standard of their recent performances.
"Of course, it's better if Adam could have scored in one game or another, but there is nothing we can do about this". Maribor have won only one of their eight games against English opposition in all competitions (D2 L5), a 2-1 win against Wigan Athletic in the 2013/14 Europa League group stages. "We showed we can do it but now must do that against every team".
"Now we have twice Maribor and know we know what we have to do - we have to get the points". We are in a good moment and we are looking forward. They usually have to attack, they are the top team in Slovenia.