Jurgen Klopp insists he won’t call Steven Gerrard before Aston Villa’s game against Manchester City on Sunday.
Liverpool are praying Gerrard’s Villa can spring a huge surprise at The Etihad to hand the Reds the Premier League title. If Villa avoid defeat to City, Liverpool can claim the title with a victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers at Anfield.
A lot has been made of former Liverpool captain Gerrard’s involvement on the final day, while Villa’s squad also includes former Reds Philippe Coutinho and Danny Ings, but Klopp believes it’s ‘disrespectful’ to Wolves to focus on events at The Etihad. Wolves have lost all seven of their Premier League meetings with Liverpool since winning promotion back to the top flight in 2018.
“I can only understand these situations by thinking about myself in that role,” said Klopp. “If I can play a game to help Dortmund or Mainz, it would give me extra motivation – but I don’t play, and Stevie doesn’t play. That’s a shame. It’s much more of a shame that Stevie isn’t playing than I’m not playing.