The Reds have already struggled against West Ham this season, recovering from a half-time deficit to earn a 2-2 draw at Anfield in December.
He said: "You have six clubs or teams that are expecting to win the title and for them not to get in the Champions League, it's a failure of course". But because we really needed him, we made a plan for him to play as much as possible.
Lucas Leiva is a doubt for the game and must be replaced by Adam Lallana in the centre of midfield, as the England global has also stepped up the recovery from his injury in recent weeks. We have to give everything and then we have to see if we could convince the player or not or if there's anybody else who's nicer or whatever. "I would love that to happen", the manager admitted.
West Ham will be without eight first-team players when they host Liverpool.
The striker has not played a full 90 minutes for Liverpool all season, but impressed during a brief run-out as a substitute against Southampton and, having recovered from a hip problem, is likely to start at West Ham if Firmino is not risked.
However, Liverpool could be forced to take that step without two key players as Roberto Firmino and Lucas Leiva are doubtful for Sunday, although in more positive news, Daniel Sturridge and Adam Lallana will be available and could make a decisive impact.
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"We have a hard game against West Ham, it is a very important and we are focused on our job".
"It's another week we've had him training and so far so good, so hopefully we have a few options".
"We play in this semi-final to come into the final. We all know about the situation, the players want to qualify and be in this fantastic tournament, just like I do".
"This is a little bit our situation". "Especially now I don't know what it was before, but it has nothing to do with lifestyle or being committed enough".
If Liverpool win at the London Stadium, it will be the 52nd different venue where they have claimed a Premier League victory, more than any other side.
Betis chose to make a managerial change in the wake of Monday's 4-0 defeat at struggling Leganes - the club's third successive loss and sixth in eight matches.