Klopp eyes Champions League qualification with Liverpool

Jürgen Klopp's first 500 days as Liverpool manager have seen him take charge of 86 games - but can you remember who he selected for his very first match in the job?

Klopp told the Liverpool Echo on his efforts to bring European nights back to Anfield: "Things that I don't have, I don't miss".

Klopp's men are now fifth in the league and in the race for a top four place.

While Liverpool's title challenge has disintegrated, attempts to return to the Champions League could yet end in failure with the club a point outside the top four with 13 games remaining.

Liverpool are locked in a battle to secure a Champions League place but Klopp does not believe a failure to qualify will damage their transfer plans.

"I am sure that England has to be the most hard league in order to qualify for the Champions League, 100%".

United are favourites to progress to the quarter-finals on Sunday but Mourinho insists he won't be taking Blackburn lightly and will field a strong team. We would need a deeper squad and you have to be prepared for that.

"We already have a good squad and a few more good players will make it even better".

"Even with the league this season, we could have needed a deeper squad with the injuries we had".

However, with no cup competitions left to compete in, the Reds can't use that excuse anymore, and given that they are still well within the fight for a top four spot, there is still plenty of time reach their objective.

"People are gambling on the Champions League".

The 20-year-old was on the Liverpool radar with the report going on to add that a £7m offer was turned down, with Klopp now ready to return with an improved £10m offer to test the Foxes' resolve once again.

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