Chelsea win gives Conte late hope of top-four finish

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"It's intense for all of us and that's why I'm absolutely OK. But we have to try".

If Liverpool do miss out on the top four their Champions League hopes for next year will come down to the final in Kiev.

Chelsea will host Huddersfield Town on Wednesday before taking on Newcastle United at St James' Park on the final day.

The Merseyside club were 1-0 winners against Real Madrid in their previous meeting in the European Cup final in 1981.

Klopp pointed out that, while bookings are undesirable in themselves, referees are also wary of giving decisions in favour of those they think likely to dive.

"Chelsea have to win the game as well. We play our last game at home and Chelsea have to go to Newcastle - that's not a holiday trip, it doesn't sound like a holiday trip to me".

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Tiredness after the Roma game in the Champions League in midweek did play a part in Liverpool running out of ideas, but their failure to put Chelsea under sustained pressure through the course of the 90 minutes would concern Klopp.

Salah was unable to make a mark against his former side on Sunday in what was a frustrating afternoon for the Reds.

It was nearly as if they had looked at the records books about who had scored what in the Champions League and were thinking "I want to be the man who scores the most". "I'm not sure", Klopp added.

"That's not what I want to see, that's not what he wants to do".

"He (Salah) can do much better".

Either way, if Liverpool are close to their best then it is unlikely to matter and there is much more chance of that with time to prepare.

Tasked with the central slot in a back three against a raging Liverpool attack, Chelsea's captain courageous did a commendable job to hold his own against the likes of Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.

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