Jurgen Klopp says it is ‘a crime’ that Manchester United were forced to play three games in five days ahead of Thursday’s rescheduled meeting with his Liverpool side. Klopp backed rival Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's decision to make ten changes in Tuesday’s 2-1 defeat to Leicester City, despite the result having potentially grave consequences for Liverpool’s fading top four ambitions. Liverpool head to Old Trafford on Thursday knowing anything less than victory effectively ends their chances of playing in next year’s Champions League. But Klopp said if that proves to be the case, his club will only have itself to blame for squandering too many opportunities to increase the pressure on those they are chasing. “It was the line up I expected,” Klopp said of United’s starting XI. “Not exactly, but I knew he had to make these changes. To play Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday is a crime. It is. But it is not the fault of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and the players. “My question to myself was: would I have done the same? Yes. You have to. We are late in the season, all the players played a lot of games. United went to the Europa League final so that means an awful lot of games and now you get Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday. That is not possible.” Klopp suggested the Premier League could have rejigged the calendar to ensure no-one was disadvantaged. There were discussions about rescheduling Liverpool’s trip to West Bromwich Albion this weekend, allowing United extra recovery time to play Klopp's team this Sunday, but a move needed the agreement of the Midlands side. “The explanation from the Premier League was that no other team should suffer because of the things that happened in Manchester,” said Klopp, referencing the fans' protests which led to their first game being postponed. “Let me say it like this - that didn’t work out pretty well. A little bit West Ham, a little bit Liverpool (suffered). But if we don’t qualify for the Champions League it is not the fault of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his team selection or the Premier League. It is our fault. But in this specific case I think things could have been done differently, definitely. But we get more and more used to things rarely going in your favour or direction. It is just accepted as how it is.” Manchester United will make changes from the team defeated by Leicester when they face Liverpool. Solskjaer brushed aside concerns over the integrity of the top-four race being compromised by saving his first-team players. “My job is Man United and my concern is the Man United fans, what they think about my team, what they want from my team and that we come together as one and show what Man United is,” said Solskjaer. “There’ll be changes, of course, but many of the players that played against Leicester did really well, so they're in contention as well. It's about managing the squad now, building momentum and confidence, making sure we get enough points to get second and then going into the final confident.” Klopp, meanwhile, has ruled out his skipper Jordan Henderson playing for his club this season. But he says that will be good news for England coach Gareth Southgate because Henderson’s return to fitness will coincide with the European championships.