Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has ruled out a move for Steven Gerrard ahead of the Premier League final this weekend.
Klopp’s side beat Southampton 2-1 on Tuesday to move within a point of leaders Manchester City.
Liverpool, who are aiming for a second title in three seasons, complete their home game against the Wolves on Sunday, with Gerard’s current Aston Villa side hoping to do more for City.
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Klopp’s Villa, who host Burnley on Thursday, are confident they are strong enough to deliver at the Etihad Stadium.
Asked if he had any plans to speak with former Liverpool captain Gerard, the German replied: “No, no.”
He is now preparing for Burnley, who is fighting for everything. Villa is the last game on the field. They play that game and then collect the bones (renew) and go again on Sunday.
“There is no reason to talk to him. We all know that Villa wants to win because Villa wants to win — that’s it.
Klopp made nine changes at St. Mary’s after beating Chelsea on penalties in the FA Cup final on Saturday.
Liverpool were held to a goalless draw by Nathan Redmond in the opening game against Southampton but were held to a goalless draw by Tami Minamino.
The Reds’ unprecedented four-fold hopes of Liverpool come alive. The Reds have won both domestic trophies ahead of their Champions League final clash with Real Madrid on May 28.
Related Matte said the team should not be distracted by events elsewhere.
“We can only watch our game,” he told Liverpool’s official website. “It’s going to be very difficult to play with the Wolves and our focus is on the Wolves – that’s all we can change and we’re working.
“It will be very difficult and if our head is elsewhere it will be a more difficult test.”