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Quick turnaround no problem: Klopp

Press Association logoPress Association 1/01/2017 Carl Markham

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp insists there can be no excuses as his side head to Sunderland after a quick turnaround in the English Premier League.

Less than 44 hours after beating title rivals Manchester City at Anfield, the Reds will return to action at the Stadium of Light.

City and Liverpool both have 1500pm (local time) kickoffs on Monday (Tuesday AEDT), but while Pep Guardiola's men are at home to Burnley, the Reds had to make the 165-mile (265km) trip to the north east on Sunday.

Earlier in the day, while many people were dragging themselves out of bed bleary-eyed after New Year celebrations, Klopp was already poring over a recording of the Black Cats' 4-1 weekend loss to Burnley at Turf Moor.

"I've celebrated enough in my life. It is no problem," said Klopp.

"We all earn a lot of money, we all know about it and our private life changes a little bit.

"I've said enough about the fixtures and long ago we accepted it.

"No excuses for no-one - that's how everyone wants it. We have to deliver - and we will deliver."

Klopp is likely to have to make at least one change after captain Jordan Henderson was forced off with a heel injury - although not the same issue which has plagued him for a year now - in the win over City.

"In this moment, it's a little bit of pain in the heel," he added.

"If Hendo is limping it is probably a little bit more pain. We have to see. We don't know exactly in this moment."

Any other alterations to the starting line-up will depend on what his conditioning staff tell him.

"I will wait for some information from the medical department but we will not have a proper session (on Sunday)," he said.

"I can make a line-up when the medical department gives me an opportunity to and the players who are fit will play."

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