Klopp desperate to kickstart Marko Grujic Liverpool career

In the absence of Sadio Mane, the Reds' other main creative influence Philippe Coutinho knows he needs to become the focal point of the Liverpool attack once again.

Meanwhile, Liverpool have major injury problems as they look to try and cement their place in the top four. "It will be pretty much impossible for him to play again this season".

Boss Jurgen Klopp confirmed Sadio Mane's season is over and the Senegal forward needs surgery to fix meniscus damage in his left knee.

In those five games, three were drawn while two were lost.

'He will get a longer break and will be ready for next season'. Yes it has been intense but intensity is nothing to do with Hendo's injury, Adam's injury (on worldwide duty) was a little bit about this but we couldn't influence this, Phil's injury against Sunderland was a challenge, Sadio was the same.

"Phil is still ill", added Klopp.

"We all know about his quality, there is no doubt about that, and it's good to have him back but hard to put him straight back", said Klopp.

Luckily for Liverpool, they also have a pretty decent winger/attacking midfielder playing at left-back this season, so how about just moving him back into his best role? We will have to see if we (can) bring him in tomorrow.

"We want to qualify for the Champions League and if you don't then you can think about the reasons for that, but at the moment we don't think about that or why we only have 60 points or why we have already 60 points", mused the German, switching the focus away from hypotheticals to the task at hand. We just have to get as many points as we can.

"But having too many players is not good for a squad because you kill development".

That came after a 1-1 draw with Manchester City, following wins over Arsenal and Burnley, to leave them third on the standings, with 60 points from their 31 matches played.

"Probably [if it was] Chelsea, for example, the opponent would not have the ball three times in the last 20 minutes I think", Klopp said.

"I can't remember last time I had everyone available and on top form".

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