JURGEN KLOPP will settle for a “beautiful” failure in the Champions League against Barcelona.
Liverpool are looking to somehow turnaround a 3-0 first leg defeat and will be without strikers Mo Salah and Roberto Firmino at Anfield.
Klopp said: “Two of the world’s best strikers are not available and we have to score four goals against Barcelona to go through after 90 minutes.
“It does not make life easier but as long as we have 11 players on the pitch we will try it. We have to celebrate the Champions League campaign. Either to give it a proper finish or score another goal.
“If we can do it wonderful. If not, we should fail in the most beautiful way. A close result – that is what we will try but it is a difficult job.”
Salah is not allowed to play after suffering concussion against Newcastle on Saturday but will be free to feature in the final game against Wolves on Sunday.
Firmino is out with a groin problem while midfielder Naby Keita will miss the final two games, also with a groin problem.
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Asked about Salah, who collided with Newcastle keeper Martin Dubravka, boss Klopp said: “It is concussion. So, that means he is not allowed to play so that is it. He feels okay but not good enough for a medical point of view. He is desperate but we cannot do it. That is it.”
Daniel Sturridge and Divock Origi look set to start in what appears to be an impossible mission.
Defender Trent Alexander-Arnold said: “Obviously you have got two of our main goalscorers off but it presents an opportunity for some of the other lads to make themselves heroes.”
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