Jurgen Klopp believes Liverpool can draw top players to Anfield

Jürgen Klopp is aware Liverpool's season will be judged off of the result of Sunday's final day clash with Middlesbrough and insists they don't deserve Champions League football if they don't win.

Rocked by Arsenal's failure to live up to his expectations, and with a succession of former players questioning his methods, Wenger has been under fire like never before in his 21-year reign - and the lowest moment of all is likely to come at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.

Wenger said; "Chamberlain is not back and we have uncertainty over Koscielny".

A run of four league wins in a row has given us a glimmer of hope of qualifying for the Champions League but unfortunately we're relying on others to help us out.

"I just think they just have one game and they know it's in their hands", Spackman told LFC TV, when asked if Liverpool will be distracted on the final day, knowing that they can be knocked out of the top four.

Victor Valdes, Gaston Ramirez and Daniel Ayala all require late fitness tests to prove they are ready to play a part in this fixture.

In many ways, Liverpool's achievement in pushing for a Champions League spot has been underestimated.

"It is important for players because that is what they want to play but it is the progress and development and a positive perspective of a club that is important for players and we are powerful will be successful in the future". If they can dig in at Anfield-where Liverpool have failed to win any of their last three games-then perhaps they can make things interesting. At the age of 24, he has the potential to develop into an excellent ball-playing centre-half and there will be a lot of clubs looking to sign him once the season finishes.

His side's game against Crystal Palace on Sunday holds no significant bearing on either team's season - a win for Palace would see them finish at best 12th, while Man United can finish no higher (or lower) than sixth regardless of the game's outcome. "And you can be sure we have spoken to them".

Steve Agnew: We have to prepare for the game ahead.

The Reds won't be relying on him this weekend, but he is certainly the player that will worry Middlesbrough the most.

"We'll do everything we can to set the team up well in order to put up a top performance for our supporters", said the Englishman, who is thought unlikely to land the Middlesbrough job on a full-time basis, having had to step up after Aitor Karanka was dismissed in March.

"The Champions League, for different reasons, is a wonderful competition", said Klopp.

  • Julie Sanders