Nottingham Forest are eagerly anticipating a mouthwatering clash with Liverpool in the FA Cup and Jurgen Klopp might have dropped a hint over team selection.

The Reds beat Huddersfield 2-1 on Monday night. That ensured a quarter-final berth with Liverpool will take place on Sunday week.

Naturally, this is a glamour tie. Liverpool are a formidable side these days but ultimately, Forest are one game away from Wembley.

In recent years, Liverpool boss Klopp hasn’t been backwards in coming forwards.

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Both he and Pep Guardiola seemingly always have something to moan about and the Reds incumbent has been at it again.

Speaking after Tuesday’s clash with Inter, Klopp has once again bemoaned the demanding schedule in English football.

He told The Athletic: “Playing Sunday, Wednesday, Saturday and then Tuesday is a horrible schedule. It’s essential that we go again for five subs in the Premier League – it makes so much difference.”

Liverpool will arrive at Forest amid a hectic schedule and this could be crucial in determining what team he plays.

They face Brighton on Saturday before a daunting looking trip to Arsenal on Wednesday with a kick-off time of 8:15pm.

After playing Forest some of Klopp’s stars will head off to the international break and the German may treat the FA Cup clash with caution.

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With a Wembley semi-final up for grabs, it’s hard to imagine Forest fans being too bothered if Liverpool boss Klopp decides to play a weakened team.

As much as it’s nice to see some of the very top players, it would also be nice to think that Klopp won’t prioritise the FA Cup.

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His moaning won’t be offered any sympathy with Championship managers. In the second tier, 46 league games are played with only three subs available in each game.

These latest comments suggest that Klopp won’t be sending his top stars to the City Ground and that could bode really well for Forest.

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