Jurgen Klopp says there's lots for Liverpool to fight for in April

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Liverpool are looking for a strong end to their league campaign, while they face a huge Europa League tie against Borussia Dortmund.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has told the Liverpool Echo that there is a lot to play for in April as he looks to finish the season strongly.

Their top four hopes took a blow last weekend as the Reds threw away a two-goal lead away to Southampton - with the result leaving the Reds seven points adrift of fourth place with a game in hand as the sit in ninth place. 

There is, however, the mouthwatering Europa League tie which sees Klopp take the Reds back to his old club Borussia Dortmund, as he will seek to overcome a massive hurdle in their chances to win the competition.

Klopp told the Liverpool Echo: “We have a big squad so it’s good for us to have this many games in April. Everyone will be important. We have to really fight through this time.

“There are no easy games. But if we are all together then you have seen how we can play.

“The first half at Southampton was a good example.

“We showed our potential. We showed everything – how strong we can be.

“But in the second half with less power we were not the same team.

“We have to work for this. We know the way. Now we cannot really develop things. We just have to take what we can get.

“There are a lot of games coming up but they are good games and we’re looking forward to them.”

Liverpool's next game is a big one as they welcome title chasing Tottenham to Anfield, where Klopp will demand a response from his players after the loss to Southampton before the international break. The Reds have had a habit of being able to deliver against the sides near the top this season and it wouldn't be a surprise if they were to do that again.

It's not just big in terms of their league position, but in order to set them up nicely for the first leg of their tie with Borussia Dortmund - the Reds could do with going into that tie with their tails up.

The game against Southampton was the old football cliche of a tale of two halves, where Liverpool were swashbuckling in the first half but didn't really turn up in the second as they failed to react to changes from the opposition, and tiredness play its part. The challenge for Klopp, it seems, is to get his side performing at their highest level for 90 minutes. 

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