Five positives Liverpool fans can take from entering the Europa League

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Miserable FC Basel draw confirms second-tier European status for the term…

Granted – this is some serious straw clutching, but having now dropped into the Europa League, we may as well use it to our advantage…

1) Our best chance of qualifying for the Champions League…

For the first time, winning the Europa League grants automatic qualification for next season’s Champions League.

With our shoddy Premier League form, and the likes of Chelsea, Manchester City, Arsenal and Manchester United (to name but a few) already ahead of us in the table – finishing in the top four is going to be very difficult.

While we’re all praying for a mid-season revival and a proper push for these places, clinching the Europa League might be a more attainable way of achieving Champions League football in 2015/16.

UEFA Champions League Trophy Handover & Draw

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