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  1. Klopp: We Are Still In The Battle

    Jurgen Klopp insists that Liverpool are still in the battle for the coveted top four places in this years Premier League.

    The Liverpool boss was quizzed after yesterday’s 1 – 1 draw with fellow top four battlers, Manchester City on whether Liverpool would be made to rue the dropped points to lesser teams during this premier league campaign.

    Klopp responded, “We are still in the battle. That’s how it is. It’s important but we have to improve. I know a lot of reasons why we couldn’t, but it’s a long term project.”

    “If I have to wake up every morning and think ‘Oh my God, we lost the points here and there’, it wouldn’t make any difficult so I don’t do it.”

    “I am really focused on the moment. If I think about something then it’s about the future. The rest in done with analysis.”

    “We could have done better in the other games. There is one outstanding consistent side this year and they will be champions, that’s well deserved and then all the rest fight with all we have for the Champions League.”

    “If we do it then it’s a success, if we don’t then we will be disappointed but it would not stop working and believing in this project. We are really convinced about the circumstances we have and we want to use it.”

    Liverpool face Everton at Anfield on Saturday, April 1st after the international break and Klopp added, “The next game against Everton, they are quite impressive, it’s not only a derby but another very important game.”

    “We send the boys around the world to their national team and hopefully they come back healthy. Then we go again.”


  2. Video: Klopp Confirms Sturridge Will Not Play Against Bournemouth

    Jurgen Klopp confirmed during his pre-match press conference this morning that Daniel Sturridge will not be included in the squad to face Bournemouth this coming Sunday.

    Sturridge picked up a calf injury which also ruled him out of last weekend’s league game against Sunderland and also the midweek clash with Leeds United in the EFL Cup.

    The Liverpool manager didn’t give anything away in terms of his team selection for this weekend except to say that Adam Lallana was available after training yesterday.

    The manager said, “There will be a few changes, probably. I’m happy about each player that is back in training.”

    “Adam has been training since Thursday; yesterday was the first session and he looked good. We need to see how he reacts to the intensity of the training yesterday – it was quite intense for him, I think, but all good. Having him back is cool.”

    Lallana had missed the last three games after picking up a groin injury during England’s friendly match with Spain last month.

    Roberto Firmino is also fit to face Bournemouth with Klopp saying, “Roberto trained yesterday, too. That’s important.”

    “There’s still a little bit of pain – it’s painful but not that serious. When you can deal with the pain, then everything is fine. He is quite a tough guy, so he came through the session yesterday. Again, we have to see how he reacts and that’s it.”

    The press conference held the expected questions about whether any of the young players who featured last Tuesday evening would be included in the squad, which Klopp dismissed by saying he had no idea.

    Speculation surrounding Daniel Sturridge’s future at the club was also raised with Klopp saying that there would be no players sold from the first team, putting an end to rumours that have surfaced in the media in recent weeks.

    Klopp commented on Bournemouth saying that they played good football and that Eddie Howe was doing a good job. Bournemouth have not won in 5 games since beating Hull 5 – 1.


  3. Did Klopp Drop A Big Hint About Steven Gerrard’s Future?

    Today’s pre match press conference ahead of Liverpool’s weekend fixture against Sunderland at Anfield was dominated by questions about Steven Gerrard and his future.

    Journalist’s asked question after question about Gerrard and his announcement that he was retiring as a player and pretty much ignored the real reason they were there: to ask questions about the weekend fixture.

    Jurgen Klopp got fed up in the end with the topic and said, “You are obviously not satisfied with the question of the person next to you so you ask again?”

    During the onslaught, he did however, say something that left everyone who saw the press conference in no doubt as to what will happen with Steven Gerrard.

    “This is not the room I want to speak about this. When something is announced, then we will talk. It is clear that one day in the future there will something to announce – that is pretty sure too – but until then there is nothing to say.”

    “What I said – and it’s a law – that the door is always open for him. From our side if he wants it’s an open door and I’m sure he will want. And if he wants to make a different career from his former career we want to help him, that’s how it is.”

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    “There is nothing else to say – but maybe that is already too much!”

    Klopp elaborated on his comments after the press conference saying that it was “a language issue”.

    “What I wanted to say is if there is something to announce then we will announce it. That’s it,”

    Gerrard himself was also pointing at the prospect of going into coaching or management in an exclusive interview he did with Gary Lineker on BT Sport saying “In the future, I do have dreams and aspirations of having a go at management or assisting a manager and being back involved in the dressing room. But you know I have many, many years to do that.”

    “The important thing for me now is to concentrate on (TV work, as a pundit) and in the spare time around that, to gain some experience.”

    Specualtion is rife at the moment with some suggesting that any announcement will be made in the New Year, once Liverpool have completed their congested fixture list.

    Check out the video below for the full press conference.


  4. Video: Klopp Pre Sunderland Press Conference

    Jurgen Klopp held his regular pre match press conference today ahead this weekends premier league fixture against Sunderland at Anfield.

    The topic to dominate today’s press conference was Steven Gerrard’s announcement that he has retired from football and  Klopp fielded the inevitable questions surrounding the Liverpool legend’s future.

    There were however the occasional questions relating to this weekends game.

    Check out the video below for the full press conference.


  5. Jurgen Klopp Watford Press Conference

    Jurgen Klopp’s pre match press conference for the match against Watford this coming Sunday.

    The main topics discussed were the appointment of Michael Edwards as Sporting Director, the transfer policy, Danny Ings injury, the Watford match and the International break.

    Klopp also confirmed that the final say with transfers lies with him and that the proper structure need to be in place not only for now but for the future.

    He said that he doesn’t have the time or the knowledge to carry out contract negotiations and that is what Micheal Edwards will do.

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