Ozil sent home from Arsenal training ahead of Liverpool clash

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says that qualifying for the Champions League this season would make for a hugely successful campaign for the Reds, however he believes simply finishing in a Europa League spot would also be "OK". Again, we saw that against Leicester.

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Dejan Lovren was back in Liverpool training on Thursday but the defender faces a race against time to be fit for the crunch Premier League clash with Arsenal.

Although there were no such initial fears that it could be a lengthy absence for the Croatian worldwide, The Sun report that he flew out to Germany last week to see a specialist about the issue.

Difficulties remain elsewhere, too.

There is one other sobering statistic for Klopp to consider; after 55 matches in charge, he has amassed 94 points, three fewer than his predecessor Brendan Rodgers had managed at the same stage of his reign.

He added: "It is even more important because we have not done well recently in these kind of games. That's what we have to do".

With Arsene Wenger's Arsenal future in doubt, could Leonardo Jardim be the man to take the helm if the Frenchman departs?

"From when he met me, he made it so easy for me to adapt not just in the team but also at the club as well".

Lucas has been an excellent servant for the club, he was run ragged by an out-of-form Jamie Vardy on Monday, while Lovren is still failing to convince many Liverpool fans since his £20 million move from Southampton. So I don't have to convince you my preference is always Arsenal.

"I am not specialised enough to know, but it is a special problem", said the manager. Win, lose or draw, which can always happen, we always come back and we are always looking forward for a positive reaction.

The French worldwide, who has ten caps for his country, has now scored an impressive 119 goals in 261 games for Lyon, and looks set to move on at the end of the season in search of a new challenge.

It's been a quiet week for Arsenal, but one that gave us a much needed break.

Liverpool simply wasn't ready for Leicester, despite having two weeks to prepare.

  • Julie Sanders