Press Conference: Klopp on title decider, Champions League final, fitness of key quartet, and future of duo
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For the final time this season, Jurgen Klopp was at Melwood this morning to preview a Premier League match. But this is no ordinary match. Should Liverpool beat Wolves at Anfield on Sunday, and City drop points at Brighton, they would be crowned Premier League champions, which would top off an already incredible week. It is a week, of course, that started with the unbelievable Champions League semi-final second-leg win over Barcelona, which is referenced throughout this must-listen press conference; the main news line from which is the fitness of Jordan Henderson, Andy Robertson, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino. Henderson and Robertson picked up injuries in the 4-0 victory over Barca but with Klopp revealing the mantra around the training ground as being ‘it’s only pain’, you’d expect them to be fit to face Wolves. The Reds boss has plenty praise for the Molineux men, and for Brighton, too, but he’s less impressed by the scheduling of the Nations League Finals. Klopp also has his say on the rush for Champions League final tickets and the high cost of travel to Madrid as well as giving short shrift to UEFA’s decision to stage the Europa League showpiece, which will be contested by two more Premier League clubs, in Baku. Speaking of which, Klopp is asked for his opinion on the domination of English outfits in Europe this season, which allows the Remainer to drop a Brexit joke. He’s also quizzed on the future of Alberto Moreno and Daniel Sturridge and the performance of Tottenham, who produced a miracle of their own to beat Ajax and set-up that Champions League final showdown with Liverpool.
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