Jurgen Klopp believes four wins out of four will secure his Liverpool side a Champions League qualifying position.
The Reds showed glimpses of returning to form on Saturday evening as they overcame Southampton 2-0 at Anfield and that victory – coupled with Leicester’s shock Friday night defeat to Newcastle – moved Liverpool to within six points of the fourth-placed Foxes, with a game in hand.
Leicester have three tough games to come, with Manchester United away, Chelsea away, and Tottenham at home finishing their season, and Klopp believes a perfect run-in from his group – who have Man Utd, West Brom, Burnley, and Crystal Palace to play – will see them finish in the top four.
If we do that [win the last four games] I think it’ll be enough,” he told Sky Sports. “But it’s a big if.
“We play on Thursday at Man Utd, I know they play Tuesday, and Sunday, and they have a tough schedule, but if you look at their squad they can make changes, there is no doubt. Three games in a week is absolutely crazy, I really don’t understand that, but it is how it is.
Liverpool now go to Manchester United on Thursday night in their rearranged fixture at 8.15pm, live on Sky Sports Premier League, before going to West Brom on Super Sunday at 4.30pm, also on Sky Sports Premier League.