Lets Predict; Chelsea vs Liverpool who do you think would win???
- Autor: Ricardo Clara May 09, 2018,
May 09, 2018, 8:21
File image of Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.
"If you're qualified for the Champions League, it's easier to convince players".
Klopp admits it is important to be in the competition in order to help to sign priority transfer targets for next term.
Even a draw in west London would effectively seal their top four place because Liverpool have a vastly superior goal difference. "There is no chance to think of anything else and then we have two weeks to prepare (for the Champions League final)", Klopp told a news conference.
Clinching fourth and thus Champions League football relies heavily on Chelsea beating Liverpool and then Liverpool loosing their last match, but more importantly, the Blues must also collect maximum points in their remaining fixtures.
For Klopp's peace of mind and to rest a tiring squad with a growing injury list, guaranteeing qualification on Sunday is the ideal scenario.
"They have three special players in (Sadio) Mane, (Roberto) Firmino and (Mohamed) Salah".
"We have two semis again, against Chelsea and Brighton".
Or at least that's how it appeared on Uefa's website on Friday afternoon.
Giroud had been playing second fiddle to Alvaro Morata until last month where he starred from the bench in a dramatic 3-2 comeback win over Southampton.
"We need to be ready for Chelsea and it could be the same intensity to Rome".
The Merseyside club are third in the table with 72 points with Tottenham Hotspur (71) and Chelsea (66) breathing down their necks.
Alonso has missed the previous three domestic games owing to a retrospective ban for a nasty challenge on Shane Long, but he should reclaim his spot ahead of Emerson at left wing-back.
Hopeful of taking advantage of Liverpool tiredness after their European exploits, Conte said: "This could be a good opportunity for us".
Reflecting on that Dortmund defeat to Bayern five years ago, he added: "We'll give the game the right size when we play it. I'm really not in a Champions League final mood, obviously, but I will have a look at what I did in the years before and change everything!"