Jurgen Klopp and his boys have been having an inconsistent Premier League season and they are fighting to return to the top four in the league. They are condemned to win the remaining games the club still has to play this season to stand a chance.
Hence, Liverpool must beat Leeds United on Monday, April 19. Then, the reigning Premier League champions will have a date with Newcastle United, Manchester United, Southampton, West Brom, Burnley, and then, Crystal Palace.
If Jurgen Klopp and his boys manage to win all their remaining Premier League games this season, their qualification for next season’s UEFA Champions League campaign would be determined by the performance of the teams currently above them.
Liverpool are currently sitting on the 6th spot on the league table with 52 points in 31 games, two points below 5th placed Chelsea and three points below 4th placed West Ham United.
Though Liverpool seemed very close to the top four, 7th placed Tottenham Hotspur and 8th placed Everton are also aiming to gain a spot on the league table. This means that Liverpool are competing with 5 clubs for the top four excluding first-placed Manchester City and second-placed Manchester United.
Yet, Jurgen Klopp believes that Liverpool have enough experience which the club could use to overtake those teams competing with Liverpool for a Champions League spot.
“We have kind of seven finals if you want. We will see”, Jurgen Klopp told Sky Sports.
“We will only know at the end how many points we will need to make it happen, but as I have said before, we should not waste time or points and really go for it. That is the situation we are in…
“Two or three weeks ago we had nine points less and it looked like Leicester, Chelsea, and West Ham were all away.
“They are in a good moment and are still ahead of us, but with these three games, we could put a bit of pressure on them. Now we have to carry on with that and keep doing it. We will see.
If experience holds the key to success for Liverpool in the remaining weeks, Klopp hopes to lean on the 35-year-old James Milner – who on Monday night will be back at the club where it all began for him when he made his debut at just 16.”