Klopp sends strong message to Liverpool players, demands this of them
By Dominic Toner
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed he will only be satisfied is his side qualify for the Champions League this season.
The Reds are in the race for the top four this campaign and are fighting alongside the likes of Arsenal, Manchester United and City for a spot.
Chelsea and Tottenham look set to finish as the top two teams in the Premier League, meaning Liverpool are aiming to fill just one of the two remaining spots.
The Merseyside club are currently third in the table, but fifth-placed United will draw level with them if they win their games in hand.
It appears as though the race for the Champions League could go right down to the wire and Klopp has sent the message to his players that only a top four finish will do.
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“I will only be satisfied if we reach the Champions League,” Klopp told Sky Sports. “You are always under pressure, in every game there is pressure. You need to win all the time. I’m only satisfied when the team wins.”
Klopp has become an instant favourite at Anfield since his arrival, but even he is under pressure to return Liverpool to the summit of English football.
They have had the advantage of no Euroepan football this season over the majority over their rivals, but still face a tough battle to make the top four spots.
The Reds managed to beat Stoke 2-1 in their last match and now turn their attention to West Brom on Sunday.
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