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The Reds have won just one of their last five Premier League games to leave themselves still potentially needing a win on the final day of the season to guarantee a top-four place ahead of Chelsea.

Olivier Giroud's first-half header was enough to beat a Liverpool side who looked lethargic after their midweek Champions League exertions. If the trio all win their remaining games, Chelsea would miss out on the Champions League next season but any slip up could see them sneak in at the last.

As things stand, Liverpool are still 3rd on the table with 72 points from 37 games, with Tottenham (71 points from 36 games) and Chelsea (69 points from 36 games) snipping at their ankles.

"We are getting three points every game". It's a bit disappointing because we could have managed the end of the season in a better way.

"We are winning and our opponents are dropping points. We have to try and get three points to apply pressure".

"One month ago it was impossible to imagine to arrive at the end and fight for a place in the Champions League", Conte said. "It is hard to play in every game with the same intensity", he said.




"I am so happy that we have got one full week and then we can show our full strength", Jurgen Klopp told Sky Sports on Sunday. That's not a holiday trip - I certainly don't think it is a holiday trip.

Speaking after the 1-0 defeat, as reported by TalkSPORT, Klopp was angry with Salah's decision to dive. Before the game they are very friendly, all 'Hello, Mo, how are you?' and hugs here and there.

"What did I want today when I woke up?"

Conte was pleased with Chelsea's combating of Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane.

Victor Moses teased Andrew Robertson as he worked space to swing over a cross and Giroud, stealing in front of the slow to react Dejan Lovren, glanced a fine header into the far corner of the net.

The main topic of questioning was regarding Chelsea's anticipated clash against Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon, but Conte made sure he was respectful when chat of Martial's potential Old Trafford exit arose.


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