Jurgen Klopp has, quite naturally, stated that he’ll only be happy with his team’s work this season if we finish in the top four and enter the Champions League for next term.
We’re currently in third spot, but Manchester City will climb above us if they win their game in hand and United will go level if they win both of theirs – so it’s going to be mighty tight with six weeks remaining.
“I will only be satisfied if we reach the Champions League,” the Liverpool boss told Sky in Germany.
“You are always under pressure,” Klopp said. “In every game there is pressure.
“You need to win all the time. I’m only satisfied when the team wins.”
Our run-in, is on paper, easy, but this term we’ve made a mockery of that by beating our rivals consistently and dropping points against sides in the bottom-half.
In fact, we’ve won more points against teams in the top half than bottom, which has never before happened in a Premier League campaign.
It’s West Brom at the weekend, before we embark on a run of games which sees us face Palace (who’ll be without Mamadou Sakho thankfully), Watford, Southampton, West Ham and Middlesbrough. Our final two games may be vital to the relegation battle, which is when you can throw form out the window, but we should be confident in all nonetheless.
It’s vital that we pick up no more injuries, as with Jordan Henderson, Adam Lallana and Sadio Mane all currently out, the team is threadbare as it is.