Three successive victories have Liverpool back in the running for a top four finish as we’re now only three points behind West Ham United.
A very favourable fixture list gives us a realistic chance of qualifying for next season’s Champions League, particularly as Leicester City, Chelsea and West Ham United each have games against each other.
Of our remaining games only Manchester United are in the top nine but our game against the Red Devils at Old Trafford on Saturday 1 May could come either side of each leg of a Champions League semi-final.
Right now, a semi-final appearance is not looking too promising after we lost the first leg 1-3 to Real Madrid in the Spanish capital last week.
Unlikely to win this season’s competition, qualifying for next season’s Champions League would require a top four finish. After we host Real Madrid at Anfield this evening, we go to Leeds United over the weekend.
We only beat Marcelo Bielsa’s side 4-3 at Anfield in our first match of the season whilst they are coming off a 2-1 win away to Manchester City last weekend and won’t have played midweek.
A home game versus Newcastle United follows in what should be an easy three points, before we go to Old Trafford.
If we’re within three points of the top four after this then we have every reason to fancy our chances. That’s because we finish the season with Southampton (home), West Bromwich Albion (away), Burnley (away) and Crystal Palace (home) – all currently 13th or below.
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Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea and Leicester City are currently the favourites to be there come the end of May, whilst we are fifth favourites at evens according to the bookies chances for a top 4 finish this season.
Jurgen Klopp is still having to make do with a makeshift defence to finish the campaign with both Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez sitting on the sidelines until next season. Youngster Ozan Kabak has largely impressed since joining us on loan from Schalke 04 in January, whilst Nathaniel Phillips is gaining invaluable experience in the first team.
That means we will need our front three to fire us into those top four places and they have been good in recent weeks, not least Diogo Jota’s brace in the 3-0 victory at Arsenal. Mohamed Salah scored in that game, as he did in this past weekend’s victory at home to Aston Villa.
Leicester in third place and four points above us still have to face Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur, all in their final three games. West Ham United in fourth are still to play Chelsea and Everton whilst the Blues themselves have to Manchester City and Arsenal on top of the aforementioned pair of games, and Champions League and FA Cup semi-finals.
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