Liverpool can attract top talent, says manager Klopp


LIVERPOOL can secure a Champions League spot if they can overcome Middlesbrough on Sunday.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has admitted he will '100%' add to his squad this summer as Liverpool look to return to the top of English football. The Brazilian worldwide hasn't been able to train with the first team this week but Klopp appeared confident at his press conference today that the attacker would be available. It's pretty easy. I'm not sure if I've said it before on the importance or whatever, but it only could be more important if we thought before another game this season that it was not that important.

'It's what we've tried to do the whole week and the next two days, to prepare as good as possible'.

Liverpool take on Middlesbrough over the weekend knowing that a win would guarantee them a top-four finish and Champions League football next season.

Liverpool have only qualified for the Champions League in one of the past seven seasons.

"Chelsea has the money, Man City is now coming up - wonderful players, big signings - Man United is Man United, but we are a really interesting project".

Roberto Firming, who missed Liverpool's 4-0 win over West Ham last week through injury, was absent for the session but Klopp remains confident his star man could hand him a late fitness boots.

"I think we will make a final test on Saturday".

"I'm really looking forward to it and I could use this moment then to say "thank you" for the outstanding atmospheres this season".

Sadio Mane (knee) is still ruled out, along with captain Jordan Henderson (foot), with Klopp continuing the midfielder's absence. "It's hard to make the rehabilitation because what this injury needs is time", he said.

"But no, there are no concerns [about his recovery], the only problem is the season was obviously a little bit too short for him to come back, that's all".

Sturridge, making his first Premier League start since January after overcoming a series of injury problems, opened the scoring.

'If not, we don't deserve it.

This team has shown so much this season and we will be ready for this game, and we should really be positive and try to enjoy the game. It has exactly the same importance.

Glenn is ESPN FC's Liverpool correspondent.