Press Conference: Klopp on Keita blow, Firmino update, and crucial Newcastle clash


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Jurgen Klopp's press conference at Melwood this morning starts with some bad news - over the injury sustained to Naby Keita in the Nou Camp. The Liverpool boss is also coy over Roberto Firmino's chances of starting the crucial Premier League clash at Newcastle United on Saturday night. But don't be kidded that Klopp is in anyway feeling downbeat. Yes, his side have a mountain to climb if they are to overcome a three-goal against Barcelona in the Champions League semi-final second leg at Anfield on Tuesday. But it's clear Liverpool have already got over their first-leg disappointment and are now fully focused on the trip to St James Park to take on Rafa Benitez's boys - which if they win, of course, will take them back to the top of the Premier League with one game to play and pile the pressure back on Manchester City. To definitely win the league, City will have to finish on 98 points, and Klopp is asked whether that is going to be standard for every season from now on. He's also quizzed on the Reds' resilience and mood inside the dressing room, as well as the return of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Gini Wijnaldum's role against Barca in midweek.

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