Jurgen Klopp backs Steven Gerrard to succeed him as Liverpool manager

Klopp has lamented the number of injuries in 2016-17 and the German manager knows Liverpool must be active in the transfer market as they juggle the addition of another tournament - the Merseyside club now occupying the fourth and final Champions League qualifying berth heading into the final game of the season.

The Brazilian created the opener for Sturridge with a sumptuous pass that sent the striker through one-on-one, waltzed past the Hammers defence to smack in the second, and showed great composure to net a third. There was the right balance in terms of being up for the game but not getting carried away and I've felt the same this week.

"It's important we don't get restless if a goal doesn't come in the first 15 to 20 minutes".

Obviously Philippe Coutinho won't be left out as he was excellent against West Ham so Divock Origi is the man most likely to make way.

"It's about creating, scoring, defending, defending, defending; creating, scoring, defending, defending, defending - always in football it's like this and we need to be ready". "Maybe it's nervy for the supporters around, but it's the job to do, unfortunately". They need to win the game to have any chance of finishing in the top four. They know there's a lot riding on it.

"We are going to be there to win trophies again and I'm sure we are going to win".

The Frenchmen is out of contract this summer and there has been unrest among the Arsenal supporters this season.

'It's important of course, another game of this so far very successful season and we want to finish it successfully, so it's all clear, ' Klopp told Liverpool's official website. That's money we didn't have previous year. The dynamic of the Premier League now is completely different to say five years ago.

Rooney's stellar United career is in danger of fizzling out after a season of frustration and he is unlikely to make the starting line-up in the Europa League final against Ajax next Wednesday.

The scenario for Arsenal is more complicated, as it must not only win its match against Everton but also hope for Liverpool to lose or draw. But if Wenger's team are to miss out on their usual top-four finish this time, it would be another indication that the club are growing increasingly stale under the 67-year-old Frenchman.

  • Julie Sanders