Jürgen Klopp is satisfied with Liverpool’s current total of 70 Premier League points – but wants that number to be increased sufficiently in the final two matches.
The Reds face West Ham United away from home on Sunday afternoon before hosting Middlesbrough on the final day of the season, in the knowledge that victory in each fixture would secure a top-four spot.
Arsenal’s 2-0 win over Southampton on Wednesday night congested the chasing pack further, with five points separating Klopp’s men in third and Manchester United in sixth. Each of their nearest rivals have a game in hand, too.
The manager believes every match is difficult for every team at this stage of the campaign, but knows the onus falls on his players to rise to the challenge in the next 10 days.
“The other teams play also. It’s not only us to play difficult football games, all of us have to do it,” he told Liverpoolfc.com at the club’s 2017 Players’ Awards.
“It’s all good so far. 70 points is a wonderful number. It’s not what we want to have at the end of the season, but at the moment we have it.