Jurgen Klopp reveals one injury blow, talks about consistency, targets for rest of season

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp addressed the media ahead of his side's trip to Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Sunday.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has said he wants his side to focus on getting as many points as they can, as he was asked about the Reds' chances of an unlikely top four finish this season.

His side currently sit in eighth place in the Premier League, but after a 3-0 win over Manchester City in midweek, Liverpool have managed to move within six points of the Champions League places, and Klopp has admitted that consistency hasn't been their strong point this season.

He told his press conference, as reported by the Liverpool Echo: "Six points is not the world.

"Consistency has not been our hobby until now.We need to improve that.

"Our starting position isn't a masterclass but we are still in a good enough position to achieve something.

"Now it's Crystal Palace and I didn't forget the first game. We have to take points back. It's the most important part of the season."

Commenting further on Liverpool's form and hopes for the rest of the season, the Liverpool boss added that his side need to 'stay angry'.

"We show them what we've done well, what we've done badly. Two tournaments left and we must be fully concentrated."

Klopp has said that midfielder Lucas Leiva suffered an injury to his quad muscle in last weekend's League Cup final and is likely to be sidelined for five to six weeks, leaving the Reds' boss surprised as he said he never heard of such an injury after taking a penalty.

There was some positive news on the injury front, however, as Klopp said Daniel Sturridge is available for selection again after sitting the midweek win over City, and that Mamadou Sakho has returned to light training after a clash of heads with Emre Can last weekend.

On the back of a good win in midweek, there are one or two areas where competition for places seems to have become a little more fierce, something which was acknowledged by the Reds boss.

"I have some hard selection decisions to make. We haven't had this before. We have to use this new quality to change and rest."

One of those could be up front after Divock Origi led the line well in midweek, and the Belgian has a lot more improvement left in him according to his manager.

"He can improve in every part of his game, but he is a big talent."

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