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Jurgen Klopp says club needs to find solution over tickets, comments on Sunderland performance and says trio could feature at West Ham

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp addressed the media ahead of his side's trip to West Ham United in the FA Cup tomorrow night.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said he was feeling good after returning to work after he missed Saturday's 2-2 with Sunderland as he had an operation to remove his appendix. 

The Reds boss was asked about the protest that saw over 10,000 Liverpool fans walk out after 77 minutes of the game before their side gave away a two-goal lead to the Black Cats.

Despite not knowing too much, Klopp said the club needs to find a solution as fans protested at match-day prices potentially rising to as much as £77 next season, with a season ticket costing over £1,000.

Turning to the game at West Ham, Klopp said the trio of Daniel Sturridge, Philippe Coutinho and Divock Origi could all be in contention for the game at the Boleyn Ground. However he suggested the trio will not all start together, although there are suggestions it will not be like it was in the earlier rounds when Klopp fielded inexperienced sides, suggesting much more of a mix for this occasion.

He told reporters at his pre-match press conference, as reported by the Liverpool Echo: "We have 38 players in our squad. We will make a squad for the game but it won't be like Exeter because other players can now play.

“It’s complicated with changing so we have to look at who will start. They can’t start all together because the whole game would be too much for all three.”

On Sturridge, the Reds' boss said he planned to give him an appearance from the bench but early injuries to Dejan Lovren and Joe Allen scuppered those particular plans but indications are that he will play at least some part tomorrow.

"We haven't decided on starting line up yet," Klopp said. "He was fit enough to be on the bench on Saturday. He was very impressive in Friday's session."

One man who will miss the game for the Reds is 19-year-old midfielder Cameron Brannagan through illness. He impressed in the 0-0 draw against the Hammers in the first game at the end of last month, and Klopp said it was a shame for the teenager that he'd have to miss out. 

When asked for his assessment of his side's performance at the weekend against Sunderland, Klopp seemed happy with 80 minutes of the game.

"It was not necessary to give the points away," he said. "It's happened. It's over. It's easy for me to say we have to carry on, and take the positive things from these games.

"If you take out the last 10 minutes, it was a really good game. How we conceded the goals was not too good."

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