Firmino explains how Liverpool want Salah to win golden boot

Firmino explains how Liverpool want Salah to win golden boot

Blue against Red. A place in the Champions League next season on the line.

Because of the size of the achievement, it may be hard to focus on anything else but the final that will be played on May 26.

The France striker underlined his potent presence with the decisive goal to keep Chelsea in the Champions League race.

Chelsea have kept their top-four dreams alive after beating Champions League finalists Liverpool at Stamford Bridge.

Victory against the Seagulls next Sunday would secure Liverpool (72 points, plus 42) a top-four place, even if only on goal difference, whatever their London rivals do from here on in.

Liverpool will host Brighton & Hove Albion in their final game of the season.

Chelsea sit fifth in the Premier League with three games left to play. For Klopp's peace of mind and to rest a tiring squad with a growing injury list, guaranteeing qualification on Sunday is the ideal scenario.

DF Cesar Azpilicueta, 7 - Had his work cut out for him early on in trying to contain Sadio Mane, but stuck doggedly to his task of marking the Senegalese who posed Chelsea a far greater threat than Mohamed Salah. "The league is equally important [as the Champions League]", Klopp said.




"Now we have a final next Sunday, and that's how life is". It is not we can decide about leaving one out.

"It was clear we had to avoid these situations and I feels like we only had to avoid it once more in the game and then we would have the draw, which would feel completely different". The whole season is a constant challenge. We must be ready to get three points because it won't be easy.

MF Davide Zappacosta, N/R - Replaced Moses shortly before the end and brought added energy to Chelsea's defensive play.

Meanwhile, Giroud will be hoping to help his side end the season on a high by beating Manchester United in the FA Cup final at Wembley at the end of the month.

Antonio Conte's side are clinging to the remote possibility of a top-four finish, having belatedly found some form of sorts, with four wins in a row in all competitions.

Conte has feuded with the Chelsea hierarchy over their failure to back his transfer plans last summer and Napoli's Maurizio Sarri this week became the latest manager to be linked with the Italian's job.

It has been a good week for Liverpool. Sky Sport subscribers can also stream the game online via SkyGo or using the SkyGo app. Fans can also watch the match using a dodgy stream online but we can't condone that sort of thing! We have to get three points.

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