Browsing: Jurgen Klopp

The Reds and Chelsea have matters in their own hands, unlike Leicester City, and a victory for Jurgen Klopp’s side at Anfield should be enough for them to wrap up a place in the top four.

The champions were on the end of a 7-2 humiliation in the reverse fixture at Villa Park in October – one of nine defeats they have suffered this season to leave them playing catch-up in the top-four race.

“I have made it public that I’d like to have him on board in our Olympic campaign and he hasn’t refused, which means he also wants to play with us,” Gharib, the celebrated former Egyptian player turned manager, said.

Low, who has held the position as Germany boss since 2006 and won the World Cup in 2014, has been under intense scrutiny in recent times following some disastrous results and reports of a rift with his players.

Three points separate the two sides in the table after 23 games, and the visitors are looking to bounce back from successive league defeats for the first time under Jurgen Klopp.

Juergen Klopp’s side had the chance to open up a five-point lead at the top of the table, but a combination of wastefulness and Newcastle’s valiant rearguard kept them at bay

The Eagles have only won one of their last five league games but face a Liverpool team struggling on the road despite their lofty league position.