Liverpool take on Middlesbrough at Anfield on the final day of the Premier League season knowing a win will secure them their season's primary objective, a place in next season's Champions League.
And his performances under Leonardo Jardim have seen him linked with a move to England. Chelsea and Manchester United are both rumoured to be keen on former Marseille ace Mendy. They are two of the giants of the English game, loved the world over and possessing trophy cabinets that would make 99.9% of the other football clubs in England green with envy, but have they turned into one another this season?
Simon Mignolet is confident Liverpool can cope with the demands of Champions League football should the side secure a top-four spot on Sunday. Jurgen Klopp has played down suggestions Liverpool qualifying for the Champions League would start a new era at the club ahead of their final match of the season against Middlesbrough on Sunday.
JOHN DOWNES: Liverpool playmaker Adam Lallana believes manager Jurgen Klopp boasts the credentials and personality to attract high-quality players to the Merseyside club this summer. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has played down the long-term significance of their final match of the season despite it effectively being a Champions League qualifier.
After the win against West Brom in the week it is officially in Manchester City's hands to finish third and avoid having to play a qualifier to get in to the Champions League next season. Signings: Pep Guardiola will be given the funds to spend heavily this summer regardless of whether City finish in the top four. City may have an even tougher time trying to persuade Leonardo Bonucci, who is about to grace his second European Cup final ...