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  • Liverpool have a clean bill of health ahead of visit of West Ham United on Saturday [24 February].
  • Klopp insists club want to keep Sadio Mane amid speculation they will offer him a new contract.
  • German coach urges the Reds to be organsied for visit of David Moyes' side.
  • Nathaniel Clyne returned to training this week having not played this season due to a back injury.
  • Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski linked with the Reds [The Sun]
  • Real Madrid's Dani Ceballos keen on a move to the five-time European champions [Liverpool Echo].
Mohamed Salah named African Player of the Year Reuters
13:48

Well that brings an end to our live coverage from Jurgen Klopp's press conference.

We'll have live coverage of the game tomorrow afternoon, with our build-up starting at 1:30pm, ahead of the 3pm kick-off.

But until next time, it's goodbye.

13:47

That is it from Jurgen Klopp then, and all in all that was rather bland.

Nothing from the German on the recent transfer speculation, nor on Nathaniel Clyne or Joe Gomez's fitness.

Some players are suffering from illness but Liverpool should have a clean bill of health for the visit of West Ham.

And they want to keep Sadio Mane, even if a new contract is not forthcoming.

13:45

Klopp on injuries

Not really. Little things. Little bit of a stomach here and there but should be ok. One or two players had some issues. But they should be ok.

Not at the moment [anyone doubtful].

13:43

Klopp on West Ham's organsiation

He was one of the most successful managers at Everton. But things like that happen and he shows that again at West Ham. Slaven Bilic did well until he didn't do well. It is a clear plan, bringing the players in their best positions. David is very, very experienced and he knows what he is doing.

13:42

Klopp on West Ham's threats

They changed systems and a few things and it is very mature now. We all know how difficult it is. It look much more positive for them. They know they are in a good moment. We all know that. In a few moments play in a wall. They have some quick players.

13:40

Klopp on how happy he is with the season

I am not happy. I want to be happy at the end of the season. Happy is not a word I have in my mind. That is how it is. Really, immediately after the Porto game it is all about West Ham.

That is how I like to deal with that. What I want is to be ready for this game tomorrow. we need an atmosphere that is ready. A good position only gives you a basis for the next few games. We need to be ready for a difficult game tomorrow.

There are always opportunities to score from set-pieces. I really want to use this basis now and for that we have to be at our best tomorrow afternoon. I know there is a lot of work to do.

13:38

Klopp on Salah's left-foot

Hopefully. Lionel Messi's left foot, we should not forget him. I am not interested in this, but he is a good one. I don't care what part of the body he uses. But it is a very good left foot.

13:37

Klopp on youngsters

The next generation are on loan. hey are out there and are trying to make the next step. The next generation are still here. It gives other players opportunities to play, and that is always nice. if we had injuries then we need them as well for a proper training session, but only if they are ready.

They are close and it is good for all of us. It was a good result against United. Football is a result game and we got the win. Stevie is doing a good job. I am happy about that. We gave the other boys on loan because e have the next generation on loan.

13:35

Klopp on Marbella trip

You want the boys to be together for the whole day. We are a lot together but not when we have time of. We had that time as well. We had four sessions while we were there. The weather was brilliant. We did hard work while we were there. After a long winter in England we used this opportunity. You have to use the time and that is what we did.

13:34

Klopp on Mane's new contract

We want to keep the player together. There is no news. I don't know how news gets out like that. We want to keep Sadio here, that is nothing to do with the contract. we want to keep the team and strengthen it in the future.

13:32

Klopp on West Ham and the break

We are. I am really happy we did not have to play after a proper game. It would have been difficult. People think we have West ham and Newcastle and we ned to get these points [before we go to United]. The are sixth in the form table.

Since David Moyes came in they've got good results. They are tall, organised. we are looking forward to it but it is hard.

13:30

Here he is. Right on time.

13:29

The Liverpool boss should be with us any minute now.

13:24

Klopp is not the only manager addressing the media this afternoon.

Antonio Conte and Jose Mourinho are both meeting the press ahead of Chelsea vs Manchester United this Sunday. Expect the subject of a handshake to come up. Follow the links below to keep abreast of all they have to say.

Antonio Conte's pre-Manchester United press conference

Jose Mourinho pre-Chelsea press conference

13:21

So what else might Klopp address today?

Well he may be asked about Liverpool's reported interest in Robert Lewandowski, who he coached while at Dortmund, who has been linked with leaving Bayern Munich.

That is after he ditched his agent and teamed up with Pini Zahavi, who represents the likes of Javier Mascherano, Carlos Tevez and *cough* Yakubu. He also played a role in Rio Ferdinand's then world record move to Manchester United and Roman Ambramovich's takeover of Chelsea.

So Lewandowski is in for a quiet summer then. Not.

13:15

So there will no sight of this at Anfield this weekend.

Andy Carroll
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13:13

West Ham however are without two key players with Andy Carroll and Pedro Obiang long-term absentees. Winston Reid may also miss out with a throat infection.

13:09

The ex-Borussia Dortmund coach will be with us in around 20 minutes, and his main task today will be addressing any team news ahead of the visit of the Hammers this weekend.

Joe Gomez returned to the Reds squad for the Champions League win at Porto after a knee problem, but the prognosis over Nathaniel Clyne will be top of the agenda. The England man has missed the entire season with a back injury, but could he return this weekend?

11:55

After 10 days off due to their non-participation in the FA Cup fifth round, Liverpool are back in action as they host West Ham United in the Premier League at the novel time of 3pm on Saturday [24 February].

The Reds used the time off to go to Marbella for a warm-weather training camp, as temperatures in the UK plummeted below freezing.

Since their return home Nathaniel Clyne has returned to training, having missed the whole season with a back problem which threatens his involvement in the summer's World Cup finals.

Elsewhere, Robert Lewandowski and Dani Ceballos have both been linked with moves to Anfield, while Mo Salah has been told to remain on Merseyside for at least another season.

Therefore, there is plenty for Jurgen Klopp to get his teeth into at his weekly pre-match media briefing. Expect to hear from the German coach from around 1:30pm GMT.