Liverpool boss says Liverpool are still in top-four race after a rare Liverpool win at Manchester United.
Manchester United have already joined Man City in the Champions League next season, and Leicester would realistically have to lose their last two games and see one of West Ham or Liverpool win all their remaining matches to drop out.
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Klopp’s side are now just four points behind fourth-placed Chelsea with a game in hand, but the Liverpool boss has warned that the team will need to pick up maximum points from their final three games to secure Champions League qualification.
West Ham, Liverpool and Leicester are vying for the final two spots for Champions League football next season.
Chelsea’s surprise defeat at home to Arsenal has set up one last potential twist, providing a shot in the arm for the Reds ahead of their trip to Old Trafford.
Thomas Tuchel’s side are viewed as favourites to clinch fourth spot come the end of the season with the German overseeing a remarkable transformation in the club’s fortunes since taking over in January.
Chelsea and Leicester, meanwhile, face each other (with at least one of them guaranteed to drop points).
“We are still in the game, in the race. That is all we could have done tonight. It is very intense,” The Liverpool boss told BBC Sport.
“We have to recover quickly and go again. We played a good game and did good enough to win so obviously we did a lot of right stuff tonight.”
Klopp added: “[Roberto Firmino] was very helpful and these kind of things are really important. That’s what we needed to stay in the race.
“We have really tough games coming up. West Brom will be completely free of pressure, which can do strange things, Burnley with supporters is a tough one and we will see what we have to do against Crystal Palace.
“We have to win all the games. That’s why the draws we have had against Newcastle and Leeds felt like defeats. Being in a position where you have it in your own hands to qualify for the Champions League is a big thing. Two or three years ago that was our life.”
Premier League fixtures:-
Leicester: Chelsea (18 May), Spurs (23 May)
Chelsea: Leicester (18 May), Aston Villa (23 May)
Liverpool: West Brom (16 May), Burnley (19 May), Crystal Palace (23 May)
West Ham: Brighton (15 May), West Brom (19 May), Southampton (23 May)