Liverpool's Klopp waits on Mane ahead of Brighton and Hove Albion clash

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Liverpool appear to have been dealt a major blow following an injury to Sadio Mane ahead of the Reds' final Premier League game of the season, and whilst the Anfield faithful are duly frustrated and fearing the worst, there is seemingly already a plan in motion to cover his loss.

Klopp's Red are now in fourth place, two ahead of chasing Chelsea for the final Champions League place with one game left to play.

Brighton have been great - absolutely outstanding - but they'll be on the beach now surely. It is as simple as that.

"The season now for most of the teams in the league is a nice time but for us it is work".

"For somebody to score the amount of goals that he's scored, to win as many games for them as what he has done, I think that's the biggest reason why they haven't spoken about Coutinho".

They are fortunate last weekend's defeat at Chelsea was offset by Huddersfield's surprise draw in midweek, which tipped the balance back in their favour. That would not be possible for us, even if we thought about it.

Can has not played in six weeks. Liverpool's last four home league victories have seen them win both halves and they should be able to pick off a Brighton side with little to play for and a poor away record.

Liverpool - who entered the Champions League in the qualifying stage - and two-time reigning champions Madrid will go head-to-head in Kiev on May 26 - the Reds seeking a sixth European crown.

"It's hard to compare one season directly with another", Klopp said by way of explanation.

"For the time being, he is focused exclusively on Liverpool and winning titles with them".

"People told me good luck for [the Champions League final] at the LFC awards last night".

"I've said it a few times, all the things we've done so far have built a basis, we have to use the basis. It's the last game of the Premier League season so it's a big one", said the boss. It is a very positive situation. "If Gareth thinks he needs him then I'm sure he will be ready".

"Anthony had a wonderful Championship season for us, and when you are an offensive player, a winger, it's going to be a lot tougher in this division".

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