Joe Gomez has been ruled out for six weeks after suffering a leg fracture during the midweek win over Burnley to leave Klopp with only two fit senior centre-backs. That's why we made a decision to give him eight hours off.
"I was a bit confused", Dyche stated ahead of Burnley's clash with Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday.
"He would probably say it's possible but I think it's responsible that we have a little eye on that". The ex-England worldwide has not ended on the losing side in any of those matches (W39 D11 L0), setting himself a new Premier League record. It was important that we really could make the changes because it was absolutely clear for us that it would be very intense at Turf Moor.
"I have a plan - surprisingly". We will see what we will do, but we have still other options.
Jefferson Lerma has added some much-needed steel in Eddie Howe's midfield this season since arriving for a club record fee of £25m in the summer, with the Colombian needing to produce another solid display against Liverpool's midfield.
Forward Mane is also set to miss the trip to the south coast as he recovers from a cut foot suffered in last Sunday's Merseyside derby.
The German said: "When players are sliding in like that it can get risky, because of the speed, and somebody has to say stop with these tackles".
"Joe, Oxlade, Rhian Brewster and Dom Solanke (are all unavailable), but Dom is close".
"It's amusing, he didn't reference Daniel Sturridge's cheating", Dyche said a news conference on Thursday. "I think what Sean tried to do there is to bring up another subject so somebody could speak about that", he said. It was a normal situation which can happen - sometimes a striker expects a tackle and tries to avoid it by jumping.