Jurgen Klopp plays down Liverpool’s Champions League hopes after big win over Leicester
Jurgen Klopp insists Liverpool remain outsiders in the race for the Premier League’s top four.
The Reds moved within one point of fourth-placed Manchester United and third-placed Newcastle with a big win over Leicester on Monday night.
Curtis Jones bagged a brace at the King Power Stadium before Trent Alexander-Arnold scored a screamer to make it six consecutive wins.
After such a disappointing season, Liverpool are finishing the campaign strongly and could yet overtake either United or Newcastle in the final stages.
They host in-form Aston Villa on Saturday before finishing the season with a trip to a Southampton team who have already been relegated.
Still, Klopp insists Liverpool remain outsiders in the hunt even despite their relentless run of victories.
“It’s all we can do. I don’t think it’s likely [finishing in the top four] when you see how Newcastle and United play, they have so much quality,” he told Sky Sports.
“It would be a real shame if they slip and we’re not there. So we have to do our job.”