Klopp in briefest of press conferences; Liverpool's Emre Can hopes alive

Postado Março 30, 2018

The 20-year-old could be in contention for the second leg of Liverpool's Champions League quarter-final clash with Manchester City but is certain to miss the first leg next Wednesday.

With only seven league games and at least two more Champions League matches left in the season, Lallana will be hoping that this is enough to carry him forward and into a good seam of form for the summer.

Meanwhile, Liverpool deserved their victory against Palace earlier in the season but their reputation for possessing a defence renowned for gifting goals to the opposition nearly cost them maximum points.

Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha is again an injury doubt for Saturday's visit of Liverpool after he was unable to train during the worldwide break. Joe Gomez picked up a niggle and could be out up to a month while midfielder Emre Can is suffering from a back injury and might not be risked for this game.

Palace will come against a strong Liverpool side who demolished Watford 5-0 in their last game thanks to four goals from Mohamed Salah.

Jeffrey Schlupp (ankle) also misses out, while Joel Ward, Scott Dann, Jason Puncheon, Bakary Sako and Connor Wickham - who this week suffered a minor groin injury - remain long-term absentees.

"We play Crystal Palace with all we have, with all intensity and all concentration", declared Klopp.

"One [game] is about qualification for next year and one is about this year". Points will be very important for both sides since they are both playing for something. Looking at the away side, Liverpool are one of the best offensive sides in the world and if they can avoid conceding many goals, they should win. They're in good shape. "They fight for the league, we fight for the Champions League, and hopefully everybody can see that we fight for the Champions League".

"You don't give your top players deadlines", Hodgson told BT Sport.