News Roundup

Team News:

Following their Champions League success against Roma on Wednesday, the reds now turn their attention to Chelsea on Sunday. A point against the blues will be enough to secure Champions League qualification for next season regardless of whether they win the trophy or not in Kiev.

Ahead of the game, Jurgen Klopp has provided an update on the fitness levels of Adam Lallana and Emre Can:

“We are in contact with Emre. An important day is next Monday and then we can make the decision if he starts training with us or not immediately. It would only be good news for the final, probably not for the last game of the season.”

On Lallana:

“Adam trained his first real football session in Rome in the morning after the game. How Adam is, he looked good, so that’s OK. I have no idea if we will use that or not, but I have to think about it. I don’t know, but it’s good.”

Joe Gomez is also a doubt for the fixture against Chelsea after suffering an injury.

Klopp was also quick to praise keeper Loris Karius after a difficult start to his Liverpool career. Karius took over the number one role from Simon Mignolet midway through the season.

“He progressed a lot. I’m really happy with his progress. [There is] still a lot to come, I’m sure. He really took the chance that we gave him a few months ago and was a big part of us being more stable in that period. It’s cool.”

Youth News:

Steven Gerrard has been confirmed as the new Rangers manager. Gerrard has signed a four-year contract with Scottish side who look to win their first title since 2011. Gerrard will be joined by ex-teammate Gary McAllister who joins as assistant manager.

Elsewhere, Liverpool’s U23 battle Chelsea on Tuesday in the final game of the season. A win for the Reds will take them up to second in the league.