Liverpool boss Klopp delivers surprise Oxlade-Chamberlain return date

Liverpool boss Klopp delivers surprise Oxlade-Chamberlain return date

"You feel it, with the questions you get asked, the messages I get even from friends - something obviously changed in their view".

"It's normal. It was kind of predictable".

Chelsea beat City 2-0 when the sides met back in December so Guardiola and his men will need to be firing on all cylinders if they are to take all three points on Sunday. "That's the world outside, and we live in that world".

"If you want to be top of the table and a champion at the end of the season you have to show real passion, real desire, you have to fight".

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has remained optimistic about his team's chances of winning ahead of their Premier League clash against Manchester City on Sunday.

Chelsea are now occupying the fourth position in the standings but they need to avoid a defeat to ensure their prospects of maintain the final Champions League spot.

"This is a real final for us this weekend".

"Joe's surgery, yes worked pretty well, and the timeframe is always hard", he explained.

The midfielder was added to the reds Champions League squad earlier this week but the reds will likely need to progress to the last 4 of the competition before the Englishman could be back in a Liverpool shirt.

"Joe's surgery worked pretty well", Klopp said.

"But four to six weeks [for his] return to play, hopefully that's the case, we work on that".

Alexander-Arnold has not featured since injuring his knee on January 12, while Henderson and Wijnaldum missed Monday's draw at West Ham United due to minor issues.

Klopp also provided an update on the fitness of Trent Alexander-Arnold, Jordan Henderson and Gini Wijnaldum, who were all back in training on Thursday, as well as the prolonged absence of Dejan Lovren.