Klopp: Liverpool players could be remembered for 500 years with European glory


He wrote in "This is Anfield": "As much as we respect Brighton, we come into the game with confidence and with belief that we can finish our season in the best way possible".

Before the Reds can turn their attention to the Champions League final they face Brighton at Anfield on Sunday in their final top flight match of the season. If you want to be successful you have to play the last game of the season.

Salah collected the Player of the Year gong on Thursday.

They are fortunate last weekend's defeat at Chelsea was offset by Huddersfield's surprise draw in midweek, which tipped the balance back in their favour.

"But [there are] still two games, we have to think about that". That is the situation.

"He deserved all the awards he got but I'm not in the mood to praise anybody for the last few months, I'm in the mood to think about Sunday", Klopp said. That is what gives me a good feeling.

"I really, really respect him a lot". Los Blancos would have to wait 32 years for their seventh title, at which stage, the European Cup was re-branded as the Champions League. "I said many times, it was always in my mind to come back because a lot of people said "he can not succeed here [in England] and he is not good enough for the Premier League". Also, ahead of today we have had a full seven days to prepare and be ready and this undoubtedly will help us in our approach. "To be remembered in 500 years then we have to win the other game for sure".

"Liverpool are going to have a huge amount of possession". It is just one step so we have to keep fighting and I am excited. A lot of teams could go on holiday on Monday. It's coping with the possession they have, the intensity they have. That really is the start and end of any team talk, I can tell you.

"So as regards preparation it's no different".

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"It's not a farewell thing on Sunday it's a proper competition against a strong football team. I made them wrong".

Joe Gomez, Joel Matip and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are all due to stay on the sidelines for the remainder of the season but should be fit to go again next season. They paid just £39.5m to get the winger who has having a great time at AS Roma.

"I'm very happy here, everything is fine".

With Champions League qualification at this moment, they have two ways to do it.

Sadio Mane is a doubt for Liverpool as the winger picked up what Klopp described as a "fresh problem".

"It's hard to compare one season directly with another", Klopp said by way of explanation.

Steve Sidwell, who has not featured all season, remains sidelined through injury.

Liverpool: Karius; Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Wijnaldum, Milner; Salah, Firmino, Ings. Liverpool also holds a heavy advantage in goal difference against the Blues, so Chelsea must hope for a Newcastle win in order to jump above the Reds.