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Jurgen Klopp Believes Liverpool Will Not Lose Any Players If They Fail to Reach Champions League Next Season

By Amreen
Liverpool currently sit sixth on the table, two points shy of the Champions League spots
Liverpool currently sit sixth on the table, two points shy of the Champions League spots / Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Jurgen Klopp has insisted that failure to qualify for Champions League will not cause Liverpool to lose any players and claimed that his side remain in a "good" long-term position.

The defending champions find themselves seventh on the Premier League table, 22 points off leaders Manchester City, and four points off Chelsea, who occupy fourth place. While catching Pep Guardiola's side seems an impossible task, finishing fourth looks a challenge too, especially after Klopp's side fell to yet another defeat during the midweek, as Chelsea beat them 1-0 at Anfield.

But if the Reds do miss out on Champions League football next season, Klopp has stated that if any member of his squad want to leave, he would not stand in their way. "I know we have loyalty from the players," Klopp said. "It is not a situation where a player in the squad says, 'We are not in the Champions League so I have to leave'. That will not happen. I know them well enough to know that.

"The club is in a different situation and it will not be an issue with new players, I can say that. We said it years back if a player does not want to come to us because we don't play Champions League next season then I don't want him. And if a player wants to leave because we don't play Champions League then I don't want him. It is not a personal thing, but it is always like this. You always need to find the right squad for the challenges you face. Then you go for it. It is nothing I worry about."

Ealier this week, Klopp had admitted that Liverpool would struggle to attract top talent to the club without Champions League football. "It's not that the owners called me and said 'if you don't qualify for the Champions League then this or that will happen', because we are all in this situation together, we all understand.

"The main reason for qualifying for the Champions League was always for financial reasons. For the club it’s about- about finances and this year is no different. Of course it will be very important. absolutely. But that it is so important cannot change things. I hope people still see that we do our absolute best and try absolutely everything to make it happen.”