Jurgen Klopp explains what he'd like more of, Liverpool's focus, fitness of trio recovering from injury

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp addressed the media ahead of his side's final Premier League game of the season against West Brom, and their Europa League final with Sevilla on Wednesday.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp seemed to suggest that his side is fully focused on their final game of the Premier League season when they travel to face West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns on Sunday. 

It is expected that many changes will be made to the Reds' side ahead of their Europa League final with Sevilla on Wednesday in Basel.

Klopp told reporters at his pre-match press conference, as reported by the Liverpool Echo: “For us, at this moment, Sunday afternoon is the most important thing in the world.

“I have European league press work to do, and players have done work around the final, and that won’t change. But in these 90 minutes it makes no sense to think about anything else.

“If we can’t do it on Sunday, we will have to learn for the future. If we don’t give 100% concentration, we will lose 4-0.”

The Liverpool boss seemed relaxed and realistic at the prospect of leaving players out of Wednesday's game in Basel, and if anything, said it would be a good thing.

“To be honest I can do a lot of things in my job but I cannot do what everyone wants. That’s clear.

“It’s all about LFC, the best performance, line-up, and we will see after the game. We came here altogether so if you can feel you were an important part...hopefully I have to make a few difficult decisions because it means we will have a lot of options.”

“We’ve shown what we’re capable of in the Europa League. It’s an outstanding opportunity for us. We will be ready 100%. Important we enjoy it.”

Having reached his second cup final since his arrival in October, Klopp was asked to assess his time at the Reds so far, and cited one particular area for improvement, but overall he was positive about things, highlighting the relationship he has developed with the fans.

But on the thing he wanted to improve, he said: “We could have more points. It made no sense we lost some games. On the league side it could be better but is OK for the moment.”

One of the talking points in the build-up to the Reds final games have been whether Divock Origi or Jordan Henderson will be fit to participate in the final after recovering from ankle and knee injuries respectively. Klopp suggested it's a close call for both players. Danny Ings - who hasn't played since October because of a knee injury - could be in the squad for Sunday's game against West Brom.

He added: "We have to see Ings’ circumstances for West Brom, Divock and Hendo...Hendo did a little bit more but both in a good way. Have to see what happens, it’s not my decision, because I’m used to taking what I can get. We have to wait. They’re pretty close. If it’s the final one week later, now we talk, but it will be close.”

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