Liverpool media round-up: Klopp on Champions League target, the next challenge, Henderson injury update

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A selection of the latest stories in the media involving Liverpool Football Club this Monday morning.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp refused to target a Champions League place for the side this season, according to the Liverpool Echo, despite Saturday evening's stunning 4-1 victory at the home of title favourites Manchester City.

The Reds are now six points behind the top four after getting a retched list of away fixtures out of the way with all the remaining big sides to visit Anfield, and their most difficult away games on the road are arguably against Leicester City, Crystal Palace and Southampton between now and the end of the league campaign.

Klopp is quoted, saying: “It's only okay that you ask this (about top four) if you ask it as well after Crystal Palace. We can’t change our targets every two weeks just because we have won.

“We have to work, that’s all. If somebody thinks after a game like this we can go to the top of the table, it's really not my problem.

“I don’t think that way.”

Klopp does seem to have one target, though, and that's ensuring the Reds can perform at Anfield like they have done away from home in their two most recent Premier League games, having one just one of his four home games in charge so far.

He's quoted in the Echo, saying: “I would love to win a game like this at Anfield. That’s our next challenge. We play now Bordeaux and then Swansea, and at this moment I don’t know enough about Swansea.

“If they saw our game against Crystal Palace maybe they will stay with 50 people deep in the space and shoot only long balls?"

Klopp is set to receive a boost in the coming games with the return of his captain Jordan Henderson having been sidelined since the second game of the season with a fractured metatarsal and a heel problem. 

The midfielder told Sky Sports: "I'm getting there. This is one of the longest periods of time I've been out for and that has been tough for me.

"Hopefully I'm not too far away now."

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