He was sidelined last season owing to plantar fasciitis, a condition causing pain in the heel, and played on after the tissue ruptured, but has been ordered to rest by the medical staff this season having suffered several setbacks in his attempted recovery.
The Blues will win the Premier League title in Antonio Conte's debut season, if they beat West Brom on Friday night at the Hawthorns. "We have a stable squad with a good basis", he said.
It is also no surprise given Wagner worked closely with his friend as manager of Borussia Dortmund's second team before following Klopp to England in November 2015. We have to give everything and then we have to see if we could convince the player or not or if there's anybody else who's nicer or whatever. Three or four weeks ago, I was not sure that it would happen. A win at West Ham's new stadium, the London Stadium, will be the 52nd different venue where Liverpool have won a Premier League game - that's the most for any team with Arsenal and Manchester United coming in next with wins in 50 venues.
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"Should I go to the players in the dressing room and say, "Boys, the better you play, the better the players are which take your places next year"?"
West Ham's determination and effort over the ninety minutes was a breath of fresh air.
He said: "I told them already "it's Liverpool at home, it's our last home game of the season - it can't be any bigger".
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"It's a little bit another muscle which he feels".
They are boosted by the return of top scorer Elias Kachunga from a calf injury, although number one keeper Danny Ward is suspended.
"We play in this semi-final to come into the final".
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