Jurgen Klopp has indicated he is likely to rotate heavily over the next few weeks as Liverpool enter a hectic few weeks of football.

Saturday's lunchtime visit from Newcastle signals the return of Premier League football following the international break and the Reds play a further five times before October 3.

It's a marked contrast to the beginning of the season when the Reds took maximum points from the opening quartet of fixtures after playing just once a week.

Klopp has challenged his players to maintain their intensity over the coming weeks that include four successive away games at Napoli, Chelsea, MK Dons and Sheffield United.

And the Reds boss suggested he is open to the idea of chopping and changing as the European champions play their way through the remainder of a busy month.

Jurgen Klopp with his Liverpool squad

"Our football has no easy start, we don’t ease in to a season - we have to be aggressive, and that is very important and we did that, so that is really good," said Klopp.

"Now we have two days to prepare with the boys coming back from Brazil (Fabinho and Roberto Firmino) and not able to train of course.

"So we have to be very aggressive and very lively again, and then we go to Napoli and we don’t talk about our start to the season any more because this is a completely different situation.

"Last season we played our worst game of the Champions League there, so we have to prove something there and hopefully we can do that - then it’s Chelsea away, and then we come back to London, and then we have to go to Sheffield, that’s the thing.

 

"The start is the start, it’s good but it’s done. We don’t look at the table any more and see four points, even if we lose one then we are still second.

"It doesn’t work like that. We have really to be 100 per cent focused - that’s what brought us to the position we were in last year, and as long as we can keep that mindset alive and going, it will be good, it will be fine.

"Because we have quality and only with this mindset we can really bring them on the pitch."

Changes are expected over the coming weeks, with Klopp ready to utilise the full capacity of his squad to keep his side in the hunt on all fronts.

"Rotation? Absolutely, they know it - the situation we spoke about last time, we said OK, the first four match days, we had twice a week to prepare, so there is no reason [to change]…you won the games.

"We found a rhythm, so there was no reason for changes, no need for rotation, why rotate to just show ‘you can play as well’? They know they can play as well. 

"But we have to make results, so that’s why we kept it pretty much like this, but now we have players who played Tuesday and Wednesday, and so we have to make sure we find solutions and we hope it can work out.

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