- Reuters picLIVERPOOL, May 20 ― Roberto Firmino may be available to return from injury to help Liverpool's push to secure Champions League qualification against relegated Middlesbrough at Anfield tomorrow.
"The Champions League, for different reasons, is a wonderful competition", said Klopp. "When our squad is fully fit, it's a Champions League squad already, especially the line-up".
Seeing Daniel Sturridge in inspired form against West Ham made it all the more hard to comprehend the fact Sunday's game against Middlesbrough could be his last in a Liverpool shirt, if it does turn out he is set to leave in the summer.
"We feel this but they (potential signings) have to see it before they make a decision".
"It is important for players because that is what they want to play but the progress and development and positive perspective of a club is important for players and we are powerful in a lot of parts of the game". They can not finish higher or lower than they are now which means it's a bit of a "dead" game from their perspective.
Klopp has lamented the number of injuries in 2016-17 and the German manager knows Liverpool must be active in the transfer market as they juggle the addition of another tournament - the Merseyside club now occupying the fourth and final Champions League qualifying berth heading into the final game of the season.
"The start is very important but if the start isn't good then it does not mean we should stop but we need to restart during the game".
Meanwhile, Jordan Henderson is set to miss Liverpool's final match of the season due to his lingering foot injury.
"I feel we are already back on track", he said.
Arsenal go into the final round in fifth, needing to beat Everton at home and hope either Liverpool or Manchester City slip up to allow them to gatecrash the Champions League places.
Sorry, Arsene Wenger, I'm going to be biased and say Liverpool needs this more than Arsenal. But also, since we would very, very much like to win that game, it would be just terrific to have every option available for Jürgen Klopp on Sunday against Middlesbrough.
Check out the official Premier League ticket hub. They are one game away and I'd expect them to do it. "They played Manchester City not too long ago and were close to more than a point". A defeat may still be enough given the three points and plus-five goal difference advantage they have over Arsenal but they will not want to leave it to chance.
Liverpool's last UCL campaign came in 2014-15 and it was absent from this year's Europa League.
"The main target for this club is to win domestic trophies and of course win the Champions League".