Both Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool have done well in the Premier League this season.
The unconfirmed sides that Liverpool could face are Viktoria Plzen, CSKA Moscow, Club Brugge, Steaua Bucharest, Young Boys, Istanbul Basaksehir or Besiktas as well as the second-place side in Greek league (currently PAOK).
“I know managers defend themselves by using certain things but we actually have a better total of points this season than we had past year and we finished second”. Some other reasons, where we will talk about another day.
Reports from Sky Sports last month claimed that OM were willing to spend £20m ($26m) on a player whom they have supposedly identified as their number one transfer target.
He added: “It has been hard”.
“It has been hard and, certainly, my personal situation has contributed to that”.
The Ghana worldwide would not be drawn on whether that fresh start should be without Arsene Wenger in charge but he did have some supportive words about his former manager. “I don’t know many that have done that”.
“I would not say we’re already in because qualification is qualification, but we’re already looking forward to it. It’s about finding a way to win”, added the 31-year-old.
Giroud has struggled for regular first-team starts under Arsene Wenger this season, despite three goals in his last three appearances heading into Saturday’s FA Cup final against Chelsea.
The Brazilian enjoyed his best season at Anfield since arriving from Inter in January 2013, scoring 13 Premier League goals and registering seven assists.
Wenger was asked whether he accepted the responsibility for being a cause of the negative mood.
“It was a good start in the game but then it became a little bit more stiff”, said Klopp.
At times, the diminutive attacker has carried the team, and would have been due a large portion of the credit had we somehow finished in the top four.
“No I don’t think I will match him on that front”, he told reporters. I’d be well and truly in the Wenger camp. “It is not his fault we didn’t reach the Champions League tonight, it is the technical department’s responsibility for that”. He saw me playing.
Arsenal have a tough decision to make. The big point is to get in players who will have more productivity. But now we are there five or six years and now we can try to close the gap on the elite.
“Psychologically the atmosphere was absolutely horrendous”.