• The Reds are set to go full strength despite the upcoming Merseyside derby.
  • A point against Spartak enough to take Klopp's side through to the last 16.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will have no hesitation in naming a full-strength team for the pivotal Champions League group match with Spartak Moscow despite the looming visit of Merseyside rivals Everton this weekend.

The Reds still need a point to guarantee themselves a place in the last 16, while a win will be good enough to top the group ahead of Sevilla who face Maribor in the night's other Group E fixture.

Klopp has used the busy schedule as an opportunity to shuffle his pack, with Sadio Mane the latest man to miss out for the 5-1 thrashing of Brighton and Hove Albion, while Philippe Coutinho, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino all started in a five-star display on the south coast.

But even with Everton due to visit Anfield on Sunday [10 December], the Liverpool boss is prepared to field all his big guns in an effort to ensure his side enjoy safe passage to the knock-out phase.

"Winning a game is always good for each team, losing a game is always bad," he said, according to the Liverpool Echo. "We have enough time and we will be prepared for that game [Everton].

"We want to go through so we will not hesitate to line up our best team. So far when we changed it was always about bringing in the players to win the game. Thankfully it worked and that's what we will do again."

Klopp has once again moved to address suggestions Philippe Coutinho – who scored twice in the demolition of Brighton – could be on the move in the January transfer window as Barcelona continue to be linked with a follow-up offer for the Brazil playmaker.

Sport understand Coutinho could be subject of a £114.7m bid next month and after playing down suggestions he is bound for the La Liga giants when the transfer market reopens the Liverpool boss has offered a coy response to the latest bout of speculation.

"Nothing," Klopp responded when asked what makes him confident Coutinho will stay for the rest of the season. "But I don't think about it. Not one second that I thought about that. I am not unsure. I am not sure. Nobody knows what will happen in January. It's nice from an outside view. Nothing to say about that."

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Klopp is ready to name a full strength team to face Spartak. Getty Images