Liverpool won’t prioritise Premier League, says Klopp

Liverpool won’t prioritise Premier League, says Klopp

Liverpool won’t prioritise Premier League, says Klopp

"It's a blow for the boy and for us - because prior to the injury he was in such fantastic shape", Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp told the club's website.

"'When I say the business end, I mean when we get to the final five or six games of the season because the only target for Liverpool now should be to put themselves in a position to challenge for the title heading into the home straight".

"We haven't seen too many midfielders stepping up and cracking in a 30-yarder to turn a game in Liverpool's favour, just as Steven Gerrard or Xabi Alonso used to do when they were at their best".

Joel Matip is set to continue to partner Virgil van Dijk at centre-half, with Dejan Lovren only recently back from the hamstring injury he picked up last month.

And it the Reds who arrive in East London on Monday night as the current Premier League leaders.

The prospect of Manchester City storming ahead in the Premier League title race should results go the Blues way isn't the only daunting prospect awaiting Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool in the coming weeks.

"After the Newcastle game everybody was convinced, myself too, that Liverpool were going to beat Leicester and it would be seven points and it would be nearly over".

"Maybe it's going to be an advantage for them, I don't know". So that's the season.

'When you have to run in the season you don't think about much things.

The Hammers were defeated 4-0 at Anfield on the opening day of the season back in August, but have demonstrated their threat to the teams who now make up the top six on several occasions so far this term. We can not talk week in, week out about the mindset because it will not change.

That is the balancing act that Guardiola faces as he tries to navigate his side to victory in four competitions, and Gundogan insists players should be happy with their role in the squad, even if they are not playing every game. But it's part of the game, part of the business that these decisions are made late April or May.

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