Klopp reveals huge Liverpool fitness boost for CL final

Klopp reveals huge Liverpool fitness boost for CL final

Javier Howell
May 5, 2018

If Conte's deposed champions win their remaining three fixtures they will, at worst, finish level on points with Jurgen Klopp's side, although Liverpool's far superior goal difference means just a point on Sunday or victory against Brighton on the final day of the season should suffice.

Despite losing 4-2 on the night, Liverpool reached the Champions League final with a 7-6 aggregate win against Roma.

J├╝rgen Klopp believes if Liverpool can secure a Champions League berth for a second successive season it would show "massive" progress. "Of course you are always a bit surprised but I know his ability, his potential and I knew he would be good for Liverpool".

One of several players to have caught the eye during Liverpool's run has been left-back Andy Robertson, who could become the first Scot since Paul Lambert to play in a Champions League final. You have to be good to deserve it, but at the same time you have to be lucky. In the moment, we're quite attractive, we pay good wages, transfer fees absolutely okay so we can go for a few really good players, but you can imagine other teams are interested as well.

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We played a really good game, I think, and they just kind of found a way to get some breaks and score some timely goals. The Capitals won 4-1 Sunday in Game 2 to give the teams a split of the first two games in Washington.

"In a little tournament like the FA Cup, Carabao Cup, Champions League or Europa League, sometimes one decision can move your future".

And current Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has attempted to free himself of any culpability as it relates to the Londoners' perceived folly in shipping Mohamed Salah off to Italy.

But the Italian laughed: "Was it my decision?" I have never spoken about Salah because I think the situation was very clear. No one [at Chelsea] asked me about him. I don't want to take this responsibility. I thought it was a fantastic performance at Anfield and it put them in the driving seat. "We could have done better in this game but we've made it through to the final", Henderson told BT Sport.

Conte's Chelsea will look to mount a late charge to finish in the top-four with a win over third place Liverpool.