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Jurgen Klopp rates Liverpool’s top-four hopes

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After a badly needed victory over Southampton, Jurgen Klopp gave a realistic outlook on Liverpool’s top-four hopes.

Jurgen Klopp accepts it will be ‘difficult’ for Liverpool to qualify for the Champions League following the club’s 2-0 win over Southampton.

A first-half Sadio Mane header and Thiago Alcantara’s first Liverpool goal in added time sealed only a second home win in 2021 in the Premier League.

The Reds now lie six points behind fourth-placed Leicester City in the standings. And with a game in hand, albeit in the postponed trip to Manchester United on Thursday, Champions League qualification remains a possibility.

“They’re still alive. That’s all, nothing else,” said Klopp on the club’s top-four hopes in a post-match conference on Saturday.

“It’s nothing to do with confidence or whatever. Our situation changed slightly but only for us, for the other teams not too much because they are still in a better position and we know that.”

The Liverpool boss added: “The only thing we can do is [keep] winning our games.

“But that’s really tough because we play Manchester United on Thursday and that’s historically not easy – but we will give it a try.”