Klopp wants Liverpool to close out matches like Chelsea

Liverpool's Academy will have no new additions until at least next March. CREDIT GETTY IMAGES

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has urged his players to be more like Chelsea as they look to secure Champions League football next season.

Divock Origi insists Liverpool remain firmly on course for the Champions League as they head to Stoke looking to hit back from a frustrating draw with Bournemouth.

The Brazilian global hasn't been at training yesterday or today but has told the clubs doctor that he's feeling much better so he still has a slight chance of being passed fit for the trip to the Britannia tomorrow. He missed five games in January whilst away with Senegal at the African Cup Of Nations. I thought he was lucky in this situation that not more happened, but it will be pretty much impossible that he will play again this season.

Liverpool's Premier League top four hopes have been dealt a blow with Sadio Mane ruled out for the rest of the season due to a knee injury.

With the Reds leading 2-1, Liverpool manager Klopp elected to take off Philippe Coutinho and replace him with defender Joel Matip. He'll have a long break until next season.




"Phil is still ill", added Klopp. He was not at Melwood today or yesterday. We will give him all the time.

'Lallana is much better but it not an option yet.

In 13 games against Bournemouth and the other seven teams below the south coast club in the Premier League this season, Liverpool have taken just 21 points from a possible 39. "Sturridge is training with no major issues and we will see". The loss of his pace and power meant they found it more hard to break teams down and they scored just four goals in his absence.

Liverpool make the short trip to Staffordshire without two of their key players, but Stoke also have problems given their lack of points in their last four matches.

"He feels nothing in the moment, but we will need a few more days for sure before we can have him back on the pitch".

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