Liverpool’s form has improved a great deal in recent weeks. They have won their last five Premier League games and as a result, moved up to 5th in the table.
However, the Reds are still four points off 4th place Manchester United, who have a game in hand on Liverpool.
Below Jurgen Klopp’s team, meanwhile, Brighton are just four points off Liverpool with two games in hand, meaning the Merseysiders could easily slip down to 6th in the coming weeks.
As a result, when speaking ahead of Liverpool’s meeting with Brentford on Sunday, Jurgen Klopp seemed pessimistic about his side securing Champions League football in 2022/23, stating that it does not look like anyone in the top four will lose more games than they will win between now and the end of the season:
“Other teams are above us and if they win their games we have no chance. We have teams behind us, Brighton could win all of their games this season given how they played last night,” he said.
“We have 59 pts, we can get 71 maximum, I think United will get the points they need. We have enough to do with ourselves. Brentford, oh my God, it’s such a difficult game. They are really good at counter attacking. The players and the manager are great.
“All we can do is take care of our own business. The way the top four have played over the year, nobody looks like they’ll lose more games than they’ll win between now and end of the season.”