Jurgen Klopp and Sadio Mane pen autographs for fans at Liverpool hotel

Kevin De Bruyne and Gabriel Jesus celebrate Man City's 2-0 win over Everton

Liverpool will return to the top of the table if they avoid defeat on Saturday, but three points must be the target for Klopp's side following draws in their last two matches - against Leicester and West Ham.

"It was kind of predictable, and if you want to be top of the table and a champion at the end of the season, you have to show in situations like that real passion, real desire, you have to fight", added Klopp.

Jurgen Klopp hopes to have Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain back for Liverpool's potential Champions League quarter-final. I don't need help, thank you very much, I'm fine!

The reds have a game in hand over leaders Man City and can go three points clear at the top if they get the win in the Saturday afternoon kick off. I didn't know that.

"The season before I signed for Liverpool, 2013-14, I was aware of Liverpool's interest in me so I was paying close attention to their matches". Not really, but the view from outside is completely different.

"That's the world outside, and we live in that world".

"Although I never came here many times as an away player, [the atmosphere] can have a negative effect on the opposition. Be hard, put your foot in".

Liverpool's stuttering title prospects have been handed a boost as three integral first team players returned to training ahead of this weekend's match against Bournemouth.

Klopp denied the trip overseas was created to escape media attention. "We don't have to drive between sessions, things like that". There have just been far too many setbacks for me in the last 18 months to gain any sort of rhythm, but I am feeling good now and hopefully with a little bit of luck, I can stay injury-free.

"It always worked out pretty well for me as a manager when I had the opportunity to do it, to be 100 per cent focused, have a couple of meetings". But Klopp flatly rejected suggestions the pressure of pursuing Liverpool's first league title in 29 years has got to him and his players. No [timeframe], we work on the Bayern game, but we don't know exactly.

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