30th April 2017
Jürgen Klopp feels Liverpool are likely to require at least three wins from their remaining four games to claim a top-four spot – but has warned against looking beyond the trip to Watford.
The Reds are locked in an intense battle for a Champions League qualification berth and greater pressure was added on them after the frustrating defeat at home to Crystal Palace last weekend.
Such is the congestion around Klopp’s side in the table, with Manchester City, Manchester United and Arsenal involved in the chase, a variety of permutations could pan out before the season finale on May 21.
The manager wants his team’s focus to stay solely on themselves, however, and believes it would be unhelpful at this time to consider anything other than the journey to Vicarage Road.
“One of the first things I learned in football is that it makes sense only to think about the next game,” said Klopp, ahead of Monday’s clash with Watford.
“It has absolutely no influence on the games after that, and you have no idea who you can use in the game after this. You have another four, five, six days to prepare for this game and think about this game. They are important, we know.