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Jurgen Klopp Insists Liverpool Need Four More Wins to Secure Champions League Football

Liverpool are currently sixth on the table, behind Leicester and West Ham in the top-four race
Liverpool are currently sixth on the table, behind Leicester and West Ham in the top-four race / Pool/Getty Images

Jurgen Klopp has insisted that Liverpool need win their remaining four games in order to qualify for next season's Champions League.

The Reds currently find themselves placed sixth on the Premier League table, five points behind fourth-placed Leicester City with a game in hand. The defending champions are playing catch-up this season, but Klopp believes wins over Manchester United, West Brom, Burnley, and Crystal Palace will prove good enough for a top-four finish.

When asked if 12 points are enough to secure top-four, Klopp told Sky Sports on Saturday night: "Yeah if we do that I think it’ll be enough but that’s a big if. We play Man United on Thursday and I know they play Tuesday and Sunday, and they have a big schedule. But if you look at the squad they have, they can make changes, there’s no doubt about that.

"But it’s of course not good for them to play three games in a week, it’s absolutely crazy, I really don’t understand that but that’s how it is. The other games, we’ll see if West Brom is still fighting for the league, Burnley maybe as well, who knows?

"All these teams have their targets and if they’ve reached their targets already then they can play completely without pressure and that’s not nice as well. So we will have pressure, as long as we win, because then we can reach something. If not, then not."

Liverpool's last league game is at home to Crystal Palace and will witness the return of fans to Anfieldand Klopp is relishing the prospect of being able to perform in front of spectators again.

“It is so difficult in these moments being without them,” he added. “It is the reason I got into football. We do it for the people.

“When I was a player nobody wanted to see me, it got slightly better and when I became a manager the stadiums became more occupied. It is all about doing it together."