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Brighton boss Chris Hughton says Liverpool can challenge for title next season

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Lallana's return could not be better timed with the Champions League final against Real Madrid little more than two weeks away and Gareth Southgate naming his squad for the World Cup in Russian Federation on May 16. They allowed Coutinho to go and generally nobody talks about him so I think that shows how far they've come.

Salah collected the Player of the Year gong on Thursday. As long as Liverpool put the Champions League final to the back of their minds, they'll have no problems tomorrow. Let's be honest about it, I think anyone outside the top six should be saying that each season the No.1 goal is finishing in the top 17. "I am not frustrated about it", said Klopp, who 12 months ago oversaw the 3-0 final-day defeat of Middlesbrough to ensure they finished fourth. "It's normal he hasn't reached the heights of last season consistently, but he has done in games". Then we will have 14 days to prepare for the final. Lallana has played only 13 games this season but his manager Jurgen Klopp expects this match will be his 100th league appearance for Liverpool.

"I wouldn't say on current form we're going into the game as underdogs". They are a team that start very, very well and if you are not at it you can find yourselves behind very early. "The players will not be relaxed really, there will be hopefully moments when". We were up against an outstanding team on Wednesday and we are up against an outstanding team on Sunday.

"I think we go in with every confidence and belief that we can get the job done". They share the journey times, the delays, the cost and sacrifice of time to prioritise supporting this great club. There is a sense that he is one player who could do with a break, but there is little sign of him getting one, as he prepares to join up with his global squad for the World Cup shortly after the Champions League final. "But on Sunday we have to deliver again, all of us". Liverpool also holds a heavy advantage in goal difference against the Blues, so Chelsea must hope for a Newcastle win in order to jump above the Reds. If one was to add Real Madrid's haul from the Champions League predecessor tournament, the European Cup, the Spanish giants have won Europe's premier competition 12 times, making them the most successful team in the competition by a comfortable margin, with five more titles than second placed AC Milan.