Will the Reds make the last four?
There is still much to play for, even though Liverpool‘s chances of winning any hardware this year are gone.
In 2021–22, the Reds won both the League Cup and the FA Cup, however they were eliminated in the fourth round of both competitions after losses to Manchester City and Brighton.
Last year, Jürgen Klopp‘s team advanced to the Champions League final where they fell to Real Madrid at the Stade de France in Paris, losing 1-0.
The La Liga giants proved to be Liverpool’s European Cup adversaries once more this year, eliminating them in the round of 16 with a 6-2 aggregate victory after rallying from a goal down to win the first leg 5-2 at Anfield.
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As a result, Klopp is now aiming to motivate his team for a last-ditch effort in the Premier League to guarantee their participation in the top European football competition the next season.
Despite having two games in hand on Antonio Conte’s team, the Reds have played 26 games and are currently sixth in the table, seven points behind fourth-placed Tottenham.
Newcastle, who are currently in fifth place and have played the same number of games as Klopp’s team, are however five points in front of them.
“We want to be in the Champions League every year and it is a massive task for us [to finish fourth] and we know that,” Klopp said recently.
“After the international break, we have a proper week ahead of us – Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal. That will probably define what we get out of the season.”