Jurgen Klopp warns Newcastle and Manchester United about Liverpool

But Klopp admits he feels his Liverpool side are late in finding the top four and doesn’t expect the Magpies or Manchester United to make a mistake.

Curtis Jones’ quick brace and Trent Alexander-Arnold’s fantastic goal kept Liverpool’s push into the top four alive with a 3-0 win at Leicester on Monday night, putting the Foxes closer to relegation.

Second from bottom Leicester have two points to go before the end of the Premier League and travel to Newcastle next Monday.

First, however, the Magpies host Brighton in an important game on Thursday night, with Liverpool just a point behind Newcastle and Manchester United and having played a game more.

Liverpool looked out of contention for a Champions League spot a few months ago but have qualified late for the top four on a seven-game winning streak.

Klopp said: “Our job is to keep the pressure up (on Newcastle and Manchester United) but if not then that’s already better than we expected six or seven weeks ago.”

“I have no idea what it means for us. Four or five years ago we had Chelsea on our tails and they won all the time. I think it was the year we finished fourth and had to qualify.

“We had to win the last game and until the last we had to win, win, win because they always won behind us.

“We still made it and I expect the same from them, if I’m honest.

“But it keeps you busy and that’s our job – we have to keep you busy and then we’ll see what happens.

“Six or seven weeks ago I wouldn’t have believed it could happen. What we lacked back then was consistency.

“The game never became the game it could have been, real combat, challenges everywhere because we controlled it in a really compelling way.”

Liverpool host Aston Villa on Saturday before traveling to relegated Southampton on the final day of the game.

If Everton win at Wolves on Saturday, Leicester will be relegated with a defeat at Newcastle next Monday night.

Boss Dean Smith insists he still believes the Foxes can survive but has not been happy with the Premier League schedule with Leicester playing on back-to-back Monday nights.

He said: “We’re all fans here, we support all the clubs and you want your club to win.” We were beaten by a side (Liverpool) who overwhelmed us physically when they went 2-0 up.

“I wouldn’t question our fight, our attitude, but I understand and we all should hear the supporters. When you lose 2-0 or 3-0 at home and you’re fighting relegation, I understand that the fans react in a certain way.

“Of course I do (believe they can survive). I don’t like playing on Monday nights, I don’t think it’s right. We will certainly know what we have to do at St James’ Park next week.

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