Jurgen Klopp is “okay” with his likely Europa League fate after Liverpool FC lost ground in the battle for the top four
Roberto Firmino capped his last appearance as a Reds player at Anfield with a dramatic late equalizer against Aston Villa that gave Klopp’s side a slim chance of overtaking Newcastle and Manchester United in the race for the top four.
Nevertheless, they must hope that they beat Southampton in the last matchday and the other two clubs don’t get any more points.
Both United and Newcastle have a game against Liverpool with the latter boasting a significantly better goal difference.
After a merciless winning streak towards the end of the season, there was renewed hope that Klopp’s side would be able to break into the top four.
However, Jacob Ramsey’s first-half goal for Villa fell short of expectations and while Firmino’s goal nominally keeps Liverpool alive in the fight, Klopp addressed the fact his side would certainly be playing in Europe’s second-biggest club competition after the game.
“That’s okay,” he said.
“It wasn’t good enough for too long [this year] but we made it pretty exciting. I wouldn’t have thought it possible seven weeks ago.”
https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/jurgen-klopp-liverpool-fc-europa-league-2023-b1082559.html Jurgen Klopp is “okay” with his likely Europa League fate after Liverpool FC lost ground in the battle for the top four