Published: Sat, May 20, 2017
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Jurgen Klopp believes Liverpool can draw top players to Anfield


If we have enough points we deserve Champions League, if we don't - we don't.

The Brazil worldwide hasn't trained all week and faces a late fitness test to find out whether he will be part of the side that faces already relegated Middlesbrough.

"So far a successful season and we want to finish successful", Jurgen Klopp told the media in his Friday's news conference. The Brazilian worldwide hasn't been able to train with the first team this week but Klopp appeared confident at his press conference today that the attacker would be available.

"We had him last winter when he had a break in the United States of America (from LA Galaxy) and he had a few sessions with us, a few shooting sessions, and I thought what is that?"

"We could not decide until now, but he feels good and he feels comfortable".

- Reuters picLIVERPOOL, May 20 ― Roberto Firmino may be available to return from injury to help Liverpool's push to secure Champions League qualification against relegated Middlesbrough at Anfield tomorrow. "We have very good players and we need a few more".

Firmino sat out the 4-0 win at West Ham with a muscle injury but has been involved in light training this week.

"He was not part of team training but that's not a problem after this long season".

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"It should not sound negative", Klopp said, "but if the Champions League is the only reason why a player is coming, it makes no sense for him and makes no sense for us".

"I would rather say yes [he could be available], but not sure". "It's hard to make the rehabilitation because what this injury needs is time", he said.

"That's the situation, but we were not one second without our captain because Hendo is always around".

Sturridge, making his first Premier League start since January after overcoming a series of injury problems, opened the scoring. If we don't then we don't deserve it.

"Maybe we can mark it in the middle of next season or later but it is not the game". We have to perform and we have to win.

Paris Saint-Germain attacking midfielder Julian Draxler says his decision to reject an offer from England, thought to be from Liverpool, was never motivated by money.

"We are there and we have to be as ugly as possible, for sure".

Glenn is ESPN FC's Liverpool correspondent.

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