Liverpool can attract top talent, says manager Klopp

Champions League qualification will be a big boost, and Rafinha would find fellow Brazilians Firmino and Philippe Coutinho waiting for him.

Now Adams has added his name to that list after the current Granada boss questioned Wenger's coaching ability in his forthcoming autobiography.

"Actually in the original draft, I said he couldn't coach his way out of a paper bag".

Klopp hopes the fact the Teessiders are free from the fear of relegation, making for a more open game, which would play into his side's hands as they have struggled against teams who come to Anfield and shut up shop.

Wenger has simply parried off the negative comments from his former captain however, saying: "I do not give too much importance to what Tony Adams says".

'I'm sure they'll discuss it in the dressing-room.

Liverpool have scored 19 goals from set-pieces in the Premier League this season.

Wenger has been incredibly dismissive of the concept of a "director of football" the Daily Telegraph say "there is growing confidence that agreement can be reached on a head of operations/sporting director role". For me it's a subject of no interest.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed that the club have already held talks with transfer targets.

"That means selection of players, buying and all matters that concern the functioning of the team on a daily basis. We have to be ready and football games develop", he said.

"Director of football - when I say that - is a guy who makes the decisions that normally are down to the manager", he said. That's what it is.

Vincent Kompany, the man Stones replaced during that contest, is also expected to be fit despite his late withdrawal at the Etihad Stadium, while Pablo Zabaleta could feature for the final time as a City player. It is not like some players have never left the club.

But the 67-year-old is more focused on beating the Toffees than on his own situation - highlighting his point by having one final dig at Adams. "We have to be ready and football games develop", he said.

"If we finish the job well, it can be maximum one point short".

  • Julie Sanders