Liverpool’s manager, Jurgen Klopp, has promised to keep up the pressure in the battle for the Champions League following their comfortable 3-0 victory over Leicester. Goals from Curtis Jones and Trent Alexander-Arnold ensured Liverpool’s push for a top-four finish remained on track while adding more woes to Leicester’s struggle against relegation.
Leicester, who currently sit second-bottom in the Premier League table, are two points away from safety with only two games left, including a trip to Newcastle on Monday. Liverpool’s win means they have secured a spot in European football for next season and are currently in fifth place, just one point behind Newcastle and Manchester United, who have played one game less.
Klopp’s side will aim to maintain their momentum in their remaining fixtures to secure their place in the Champions League next season.
Klopp said: “Our job is to keep the pressure (on Newcastle and Manchester United), but if not this is already better than we could have expected six or seven weeks ago.
“I have no clue what it means to us. Four or five years ago we had Chelsea on our neck and they were winning all the time. I think it was the year we finished fourth and had to go in the qualification.
“We had to win the last game and until the last we had to win, win, win, because behind us they were always winning.
“We made it anyway and that’s what I expect them to do as well, if I am honest.
“But it keeps you on your toes and that’s our job – we have to keep them on their toes and then we will see what happens.
“Six or seven weeks ago I didn’t believe it could happen. What we lacked at the time was consistency.
“The game never became the game it could have been, a real fight, challenges everywhere, because we controlled it in a really convincing way.”