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Win all our games and play Champions League football next season - Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says he has not set his side a points target this season.

The Reds are chasing a top four finish in the Premier League which brings Champions League qualification. Ahead of today's match at West Brom they are in third place on 63 points - six points clear of fifth-placed Manchester United.

The average points tally for a top-four finish in the last 10 years is 67.

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Manchester City accept FA charge

Manchester City have accepted a Football Association charge of misconduct relating to the behaviour of players in last weekend's game against Liverpool.

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The club were charged with failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion following a controversial penalty decision in the second half of Sunday's 1-1 Premier League draw at the Etihad Stadium.

City, who were given until Friday to respond, have now indicated they will plead guilty. The case will be heard by an independent regulatory commission in due course.

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says he's 'no clown'

Liverpool face Arsenal at Anfield on Saturday evening. The two sides met on the opening day of the season at the Emirates Stadium. That match was a thrilling encounter which Jurgen Klopp's side edged 4-3.

The Liverpool manager admits his mood has changed significantly since then with just two wins in 12 matches in all competitions since the turn of the year.

Liverpool FC to leave Melwood training ground

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Liverpool Football Club are planning to leave their Melwood training ground. The club have been at the site in West Derby since the 1950s. A new state of the art training ground will be built at their academy ground in Kirkby. The project would cost around £50m. If the development's approved, it could be completed in two years time.

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“We recognise that Melwood has played a significant role in the club’s success and forms an important part of our history. However, the Melwood site is limited in space and is unable to accommodate our longer-term ambitions, which is why we are exploring options on the Academy site.

– Andy Hughes, LFC

A public consultation is being held next month for local residents and businesses to discuss the proposed plans in more detail.

Liverpool star Roberto Firmino fined £20,000 and banned from driving for a year for drink driving

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Liverpool FC player Roberto Firmino has been fined #20,000 and banned from driving for a year after admitting drink-driving at Liverpool Magistrates' Court.

The Brazilian-born forward was stopped by police while he was driving his Range Rover on Strand Street in Liverpool city centre at 3am on Christmas Eve.

Michael Hogan, defending the 25-year-old, said the incident happened the day after the footballer's family home was targeted by burglars who were "prepared to use extreme force".

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In a statement issued after the hearing, Firmino said: "I apologise, without reservation, to the club, the manager, my team-mates and the supporters for putting myself in this situation. What I have done is wrong and sets a bad example.

"I promise to everyone in the LFC family that I will learn from this mistake, learn from this experience, and not repeat it in the future."

The club said the player had been disciplined but declined to say what action had been taken.

In a statement, it said: "The player has been disciplined by the club for his actions and reminded of his responsibilities for the present and future.

"The nature of this action will remain private, however it does not impact on his availability for selection for matches.

"The club considers this to be an isolated incident and a rare lapse in judgement and professionalism. We will however work with the player to further educate him on the dangers associated with drink driving specifically."

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