Chelsea boss Antonio Conte compares himself with Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp


Fresh from booking their place in the Champions League final after a dramatic night in Rome, Liverpool's European heroes return to the fight for a Premier League top four finish when they face Chelsea on Sunday.

If Conte's deposed champions win their remaining three fixtures they will, at worst, finish level on points with Jurgen Klopp's side, although Liverpool's far superior goal difference means just a point on Sunday or victory against Brighton on the final day of the season should suffice.

Liverpool defeated Roma 7-6 on aggregate having eliminated Manchester City, the Premier League champions, 5-1 in the quarter-finals, and Klopp believes the European Cup and domestic campaigns have battle-hardened his players.

The Egyptian has 42 goals this season in 49 matches and now leads the Premier League top scorers chart with 31 - the joint most in a 38 game Premier League season.

"There are a few soft factors and a few harder factors which help the boys make the right decision, and the right decision would be to join us in the future".

Lambert said: "I'm not a selfish footballer, I never was, and if the lad gets the winner's medal, brilliant, great for him". You have to be good to deserve it, but at the same time you have to be lucky. In the league, over 38 games, usually the team who deserves to win it wins it. Luck is always important in every competition, but when you have the possibility to play 38 games you can show you are the best. "Sometimes you are lucky or you are unlucky".

"I think this season for Salah is a fantastic season".

But the Italian laughed: "Was it my decision?" Was very, very clear.

"I knew him when he played in Italy". I don't want to take this responsibility!

The two come face to face once more this weekend as Liverpool travel to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea in a match which could have strong implications on the race for the top four. I am delighted for the club and players, who I worked with at some stage.