Jurgen Klopp Confident of Liverpool's Financial Strength

Carla Harmon
May 20, 2017

Firmino missed last week's 4-0 win over West Ham with a minor muscle injury but Klopp is hopeful the Brazil worldwide will prove his fitness in the next 24 hours and be available to take on the already-relegated Boro. You can earn a lot of money there, that's money we didn't have previous year - but we are already in a good position. We are already good.

Liverpool did not feature in Europe this season, along with newly-crowned Premier League champions Chelsea, but the Belgian stopper says they have the squad to deal with the extra games, despite admitting it does help the freshness of the side to be without European football.

"There was a point before then when we took Champions League qualification for granted".

Klopp and his backroom staff signed new six-year contracts with the Reds back in July, with the club underlining their faith in the German.

"We will be successful in the future but for this we need the players, of course".

Radamel Falcao: 'He is a very good player, very young and he is proving himself in every game.

Should Liverpool drop to fifth, Jurgen Klopp is still confident the progress made this season will be enough to persuade some of his targets it is still worth a move: "Even from outside Liverpool always looked a massive club", he said.

Jordan Henderson and Sadio Mane remain on the sidelines.

"It could only be more important if we would have thought before one other game in this season that it was not that important". So you have to make better decisions.

Klopp has often talked about the importance of Champions League football to attract better quality players to Anfield in the transfer market and the club are desperate to do so in the summer. "It's all clear. We have to perform, we have to win". He has great characteristics to become a top [player]'.

It has seen the 27-year-old fall down the pecking order, with the likes of Roberto Firmino and Divock Origi also vying to spearhead Liverpool's attack.

But that hasn't stopped Klopp thinking about the big picture, with Gerrard set to be nurtured for a place in the Anfield dugout.

Sky Sports will be screening their encounter with Middlesbrough.

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