Klopp dismisses Firmino or Jota "problem" before Man City clash

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says he doesn't have a problem over choosing either Roberto Firmino or Diogo Jota to face Manchester City.

The build-up to Sunday's clash at the Etihad Stadium between the sides that finished second and first in the Premier League last season has been dominated by talk of just who Klopp will select in attack alongside Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah.

Firmino has been their regular partner for the last three seasons, winning both the Champions League and Premier League in that time and establishing the trio as one of the most feared attacks in the game.

However, the Brazilian has only scored once so far this season, with his form in stark contrast to that of Jota, the former Wolves forward who has scored seven times since he arrived at Anfield including a hat-trick in last week's Champions League win at Atalanta.

Klopp says he doesn't see the choice as a "problem" that he faces, unlike the issue posed in defence given the long-term injury to Virgil van Dijk.

"I'm happy that I have more players that I can line up, because the other situation (in defence) is a real problem for me, but this situation is not a problem for me," Klopp told Sky Sports before the City clash.

"My job is to try and find a line-up before I know it works out, which gives us the biggest probability to win the game.

"So I have to make these decisions. I did that already for a while, and I had to do that still again.

"So, good! The more players in form I have the better it is."

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