Liverpool star's hope Of Making Champions League final fades

Florence Fletcher
May 13, 2018

Liverpool conclude their Premier League season on Sunday against Brighton and Hove Albion and have almost a two-week wait to face Real Madrid in Kiev, Ukraine. I have no problem with that.

Jurgen Klopp has discussed the reasons behind Liverpool's unbeaten home record this season.

"We are very comfortable about playing in the Champions League next season".

His performance this season has seen him linked with a possible move to Spanish giants and defending European champions Real Madrid, who face Liverpool in the Champions League final later this month. I had two great seasons in Rome but it was always in my mind to come back to the Premier League to show the people who said I wasn't a success the first time.

But Lallana, who turned 30 on Thursday, looks set for a place on the bench in Liverpool's final Premier League game against Brighton & Hove Albion when Juergen Klopp's side need a point to confirm a top-four finish. But we play in a very tough league where there are six top teams fighting for a place.

Asked what he rated as his biggest achievement with Arsenal, Wenger said: "I would say from 2006 to 2015 it was certainly the period where I needed to be the strongest".

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Liverpool have been their own worst enemies as they could have had Champions League football sewn up some time ago but dropped points against West Brom and Stoke. I really think they deserve it but we have to make the final step ourselves'. We need to deliver on Sunday again. We have to value and recognise our strengths and then execute the plan that plays to them. It's not like we will go there and train twice a day or three times a day. No.

They may have drawn seven of their 17 games at home this season but ultimately that would be enough for them on Sunday.

Liverpool FC finished in fourth place in the Premier League last term to secure a return to the Champions League after a two-season absence.

The Liverpool faithful had to try and carry their tiring side over the line in the second half as City pressed relentlessly for an away goal that would get them back in the tie.

Emre Can is still expected to sit out the remainder of the season as the German looks likely to have already played his last game for Liverpool - sour feelings aside, I can't thank him enough for his impact on this season's campaign and, providing he goes overseas, I wish him the best.

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