"The obvious reasons are there is a financial thing but we are strong enough for that competition and we will be next year strong enough", said Klopp. In the Champions League, when you reach the last 16, the quarters and semi-finals, one situation - positive or negative - can totally change your future in this competition. Chelsea at the weekend is an unbelievably important game for us.
For the first time in more than a decade, Liverpool are back amongst the best in Europe and have set up a Champions League final with holders Real Madrid later this month.
The Reds needed to win but eventually lost 2-1. One version even has Salah giving the man a wad of cash.
Before last July, you'd be hard pressed to find anyone here supporting the Merseyside club. So if we talk about experience, they are experienced and we are not.
He believes that they are making strides in the correct direction, pointing out a number of promising youngsters on their books.
Hazard will provide Chelsea's greatest attacking threat, moving inside between the lines.
"To be honest, the most important game is the Chelsea one on Sunday".
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Centre-forward is still a question mark for Conte.
He opined: "It's not like we can say 'now we are qualified for the Champions League'".
Attack: Olivier Giroud has found himself in favour in recent weeks following a good run of form so he may keep Alvaro Morata out of the side once again tomorrow afternoon.
Chelsea vs Liverpool in English Premier League starts at 9 PM.
"It would be massive", said Klopp.
It has led to accusations that Conte's counter-attacking style, which won them the title last season, is outdated. With three games to go it's going to be a big ask for Chelsea but with Liverpool coming off their Champions League semifinal at Roma on Wednesday and wild celebrations as they made the final, now may be a good time to play Jurgen Klopp's side.
Chelsea welcomes Liverpool to Stamford Bridge on Sunday in Premier League play, with both teams still having plenty to play for in the standings.
Chelsea head into the game in great form after four consecutive wins, but only another win will do today and a draw would be seen as a major disappointment. "Everyone should be proud that we have a manager like him".