Liverpool missing players like Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher, says Luis Garcia

"I will give my very best after successful surgery to be back on the pitch as soon as possible and be even better than before", Mane told the club's website.

Klopp has kept an eye on the France defender, saying: "it is possible to picture like most of the strategies we have for next season, we speak about behind closed doors. But we have never thought about who will leave".

"He's been through all the levels so I would think it was the right time for Steven to step up", Thompson told Sky Sports News HQ.

"They're still a little bit up and down but there should be enough winnable games for them to pick up the points to make the top four".

Sam Allardyce's side have suggested that there is a clause in the arrangement with the Reds that allows them to sign Sakho, but Klopp said that: "There is no clause".

On injured duo Jordan Henderson and Adam Lallana, the German predicted that both would return before the end of the season. Lallana picked up a hamstring problem on worldwide duty whilst Henderson is still injured due to a long standing foot issue.

Jurgen Klopp has warned emerging Liverpool starlet Trent Alexander-Arnold he still needs to improve defensively before he can become a regular in the first team. That's what we are still waiting for.

Sakho faces up to the prospect of leaving Anfield for good this summer after Klopp refused to recall him following a series of disciplinary breaches.

"We have to wait until he feels absolutely nothing, that's how it is". It could be next week in training or the week after.

The Frenchman has started six games in the Premier League since moving in January, of which Palace have won five.

Vanessa Coleman