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Jurgen Klopp wants Reds to stay angry in bid for top four

Published 05/03/2016

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp

Jurgen Klopp believes Liverpool are still in the race for the top four but will only get there if the players stay "angry".

Victory over Manchester City on Wednesday lifted the Reds to within six points of their fourth-placed opponents and that night Klopp praised their reaction after losing to Manuel Pellegrini's side in the Capital One Cup final three days previously.

"Six points is not the world. In our situation I would like to say we take each point but we have to show it," he said ahead of tomorrow's trip to Crystal Palace. "From now on the work can be completely different if we want.

"We need to stay angry - it is not that we are always looking for our game and which style to play. You need to find a way and then go.

"This is the most important part of the league, the rest of the season has been preparation for these last few yards."

Just when the injury problems appeared to be over Klopp has learned he will be without Lucas Leiva for over a month after the midfielder strained a thigh taking a penalty in the shoot-out at Wembley.

"It is unfortunate and a little bit more serious as I've never heard of an injury like this with a penalty," he said.

"I don't know exactly how long but he'll be out for five to six weeks."

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