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Liverpool legend says he wouldn’t be surprised if Klopp did this against Barcelona in the UCL semi-finals

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Latest Liverpool news: Carragher wants Klopp to rotate squad at Barcelona

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher wants our boss Jurgen Klopp to rest one of his team’s star forwards in the first leg against Barcelona if Manchester City drop points against Manchester United.

Manchester City’s European dream ended against Tottenham earlier this week, which saw a last-minute winner from Raheem Sterling overruled by VAR. Simultaneously, Liverpool mauled FC Porto 6-1 to ease into the semi-finals of the Champions League.

The Reds reached last year’s Champions League final before falling 3-1 to Real Madrid, although we didn’t have a title challenge to deal with back then. That isn’t the case this season and Jamie Carragher has backed Klopp to take a bold decision by resting one of his front three in the first-leg of the Champions League semi-finals.

“Liverpool’s success has brought dilemmas for Klopp that he would have welcomed when this season began, but which now present him with unenviable decisions,” Carragher wrote in the Telegraph.

“Liverpool have already suffered one setback. When Uefa decided Liverpool will play their first leg against Barcelona on Wednesday, May 1, this made life more difficult for Klopp.

“I would not criticise Klopp if he left out one his front three in the first leg to ensure they are ready [for Newcastle].”

Klopp’s side must play Barcelona twice and travel to St. James’ Park within the space of six days, and the former Reds’ defender has advised our gaffer to either rest one of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane or Roberto Firmino against Newcastle.

Liverpool celebrate

Liverpool celebrate win

Klopp’s squad management has to be spot on

Now is the most crucial juncture of the period where a single mistake can cost us the Premier League title. Klopp’s focus has to be on keeping the pressure on City, who travel to Old Trafford to face Manchester United on Wednesday.

Our gaffer simply cannot afford to rest either one of the front three as every game in this period is vital. We cannot take risks as Klopp should give equal importance to both the Premier League and the Champions League.

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That being said, Jamie Carragher’s advice would be better off ignored.

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Liverpool dealt a blow in hunt for promising teenage starlet as Serie A giants are unwilling to sell the player

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Liverpool FC transfer news: Inter Milan unwilling to sell Sebastiano Esposito

Calciomercato claims that Inter Milan are unwilling to sell their rising starlet Sebastiano Esposito despite interest from Liverpool.

The 16-year-old was given his debut this season when he came on to face Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League knockout rounds.

Inter could not defeat the Bundesliga side but there is interest in the 16-year-old from Manchester City too (h/t Calciomercato).

The report adds that Inter see him as the future of the club and will only look to loan him out or let him play in the Primavera League.

The 16-year-old has already made a big name for himself with some great performances for the Italy U-17 team, and he seems set to remain with the Serie A giants for a while.

Liverpool need to build on their great season

The Reds have a great first XI but could do with more talent to strengthen the squad.

Esposito might be highly rated but it would be unlikely seeing him break into the first-team or even push the likes of Rhian Brewster and Divock Origi for game time next season.

Rhian Brewster Liverpool

Rhian Brewster

Liverpool need to build on an impressive season and it will be interesting to see our moves in the transfer window. The Reds missed out on the Premier League title by one point but can finish the season on a high by winning the Champions League.

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Liverpool face Tottenham in the final on June 1 and should be favourites to land their first trophy under Jurgen Klopp.

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Liverpool cool interest in £43m South American star as PL rivals make their move

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Liverpool FC transfer news: Reds cool interest in Uruguayan striker Maxi Gomez

Liverpool have cooled their interest in 22-year-old Maxi Gomez, according to the Daily Star.

The report claims that the Reds enquired about the Uruguayan sensation, however, they have backed out of a deal to sign the Celta Vigo attacker.

Gomez has impressed at the La Liga side over the past two seasons. The 22-year-old scored 13 times in the league, with five assists to his name during the campaign.

Maxi Gomez

Maxi Gomez

The report adds that the forward has a £43m release clause in his contract and there is interest from our Champions League final opponents, Tottenham.

Spurs have made contact with the player’s representatives, according to the report, while there is also interest from Borussia Dortmund.

Liverpool have a couple of up and coming strikers in the team

Roberto Firmino is the first-choice striker in the team and the Reds have a couple of young options who could do a job in place of the Brazilian.

Divock Origi was the surprise package of the season, nabbing some important goals despite not featuring a lot for the team. The Belgian bagged a brace against Barcelona recently and even scored the winners against Everton and Newcastle in the Premier League.

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Rhian Brewster also seems set to play for the first-team next season, and the forward is one of the most highly-rated youngsters we have in the team.

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(Photos) Liverpool touch down in Marbella for CL training camp with one surprise inclusion

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Latest Liverpool news: Liverpool players reach Marbella for Champions League final training

Jurgen Klopp and the rest of the Liverpool team landed in Marbella for their Champions League final training sessions.

The Reds face Tottenham on June 1 at the Wanda Metropolitano for the final of the tournament as they look to win their sixth Champions League crown.

Liverpool visited Marbella earlier this season, and there was one major surprise joining the team in the training camp.

Naby Keita was initially ruled out for the season by Klopp after he picked up an injury against Barcelona. However, his national team manager Paul Put believes the Guinea midfielder could be back for the Champions League final (h/t Liverpool Echo).

The heroes from the win over Barcelona looked to be in the mood, with Georginio Wijnaldum pictured alongside Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Divock Origi, who scored a brace against Barcelona, could get a start in case Roberto Firmino isn’t fit for the final.

The usual suspects for Liverpool

Mohamed Salah also checked into the training camp and the Egyptian could be the difference maker for us in Madrid.

Virgil van Dijk has been excellent for us from the day he signed for us, and his leadership at the back will be one of the keys to winning the Champions League.

Our captain, Jordan Henderson, was also one of the stars in the win over Barcelona while Trent Alexander-Arnold’s crosses led to two goals against the Catalans.

Andy Robertson returned from injury to face Wolves on the final day of the season, and he should be ready to play in the final.

Alisson also pulled off some fantastic saves against Barcelona and won the Premier League Golden Glove award.

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The Reds are slight favourites for the title and we have already defeated Spurs twice in the Premier League this season.

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