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Jamie Carragher backs Jurgen Klopp's gamble to make NINE changes for must-win clash at Southampton because Liverpool have 'more chance' of Champions League success... as he insists old side should not get 'too emotional' about Premier League

Former Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has backed Jurgen Klopp's decision to make wholesale changes for their must-win Premier League clash with Southampton.

The Reds have made a total of nine changes for their fixture with the Saints on Tuesday evening, despite needing a win to remain in the title race.

Alisson Becker and Ibrahima Konate are the only two players to hold their spots from the FA Cup final, with Klopp making significant alterations after 120 minutes and penalties at Wembley.

Liverpool have made nine changes from the starting line-up from Saturday's FA Cup victory

Virgil van Dijk is given the night off as Joel Matip starts in defence, while Joe Gomez and Kostas Tsimikas displace Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold.