Jurgen Klopp responds to James Milner transfer rumours amid Brighton links

Milner could feature in Saturday’s game against Brentford when Thiago Alcantara will be absent after undergoing surgery on a hip injury. The Spain international should be fit for pre-season.

Jordan Henderson is also a doubt while Diogo Jota has a problem with his back that could keep him out.

“Hendo, I have to see. He had a scan yesterday will not be a big thing but maybe enough [to rule him out],” Klopp said. “Diogo has his back issue, he could train yesterday but didn’t do a lot.”

Roberto Firmino could be back in training next week while Stefan Bajcetic is out for the remainder of the campaign and Naby Keita is still missing.

Victory against Brentford would put Liverpool just one point behind Manchester United but Erik ten Hag’s team would have two games in hand and Klopp remains sceptical about their chances of a top-four finish.

He added: “Other teams are in much better positions, as long as they win games we have no chance,” he said. “We have to keep teams behind us. We have 59 [points] so United has 63 so we can get 71 maximum. United needs for that eight points in five, from [a possible] 15. I think they will do that.”

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