Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp does not expect to see players lining up to leave the Premier League champion if it fails to qualify for next season’s Champions League. Liverpool waltzed to the title last season but a campaign marred by injuries and poor form has left it in seventh on 43 points from 27 games, four points adrift of Chelsea in fourth.

“I know we have loyalty from the players,” Klopp told reporters ahead of Sunday’s Premier League home game against Fulham. “It isn’t a situation where a player in the squad says, ‘We are not in the Champions League so I have to leave’. That will not happen. I know them well enough to know that.”

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