News From Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp sees no reason to contact Steven Gerrard in lead up to final day

The Reds kept themselves in contention to become top-flight champions for only a second time in 32 years going into the final day after moving a single point behind Manchester City courtesy of Tuesday evenings 2-1 comeback win at Southampton.

Liverpool complete the campaign at home to Wolves on Sunday, hoping Gerrards Aston Villa can do them a major favour away to leaders City.

Klopp is confident Villa who also host relegation-threatened Burnley on Thursday have sufficient motivation of their own to pull off a shock result at the Etihad Stadium.

No, of course not, replied the German, when asked if he planned to speak with former Reds captain Gerrard.

Stevie prepares now for Burnley, who are fighting for everything. Its Villas last home game.

They will play that game and then collect the bones and go again on Sunday.

Theres no reason to talk to him. We all know that Villa wants to win because Villa wants to win thats it.

Liverpool knew only victory at St Marys would keep up the pressure on Pep Guardiolas men and were stunned by a superb early opener from Nathan Redmond.

But a side showing nine changes from Saturdays gruelling FA Cup final win over Chelsea swiftly overcame that setback and levelled through former Saints loanee Takumi Minamino before Joel Matip headed a crucial second-half winner in front of the travelling support.

The Reds retain hope of an unprecedented quadruple, having already lifted both domestic cups and with a Champions League final against Real Madrid to come on May 28.

Matchwinner Matip says the team must not become distracted by events elsewhere.

We will just try our best, he told Liverpoolfc.com. We just can play our games and thats what we are concentrating on.

We try to make it as exciting as possible.

We can only look at our game. It will be tough enough to play against Wolves and our full concentration is on Wolves thats the only thing we can change and thats what we are doing.

It will be hard enough and if our head is somewhere else that would make it even more of a tough challenge.

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