Liverpool's journey in the Champions League became easier
Liverpool Echo's James Pearce explains why it's easier for Liverpool now
"Liverpool’s grip on Champions League qualification was strengthened on Sunday by Chelsea’s 3-1 defeat to Tottenham at Stamford Bridge. Jurgen Klopp’s third-placed side remain 10 points clear of fifth placed Chelsea, who have a game in hand. Alvaro Morata put the hosts in front but Christian Eriksen levelled just before the break and Dele Alli struck a second-half double to seal Spurs’ first away win in the fixture since 1990.
"It means that Liverpool need a maximum of just 12 points from their remaining six Premier League matches in order to guarantee themselves a top-four finish. It would be the first time the Reds have qualified for the Champions League in back-to-back seasons since 2009.
"The Reds meet Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on May 5 but if Klopp’s men win their next four league games then their presence among Europe’s elite next term will already be secured prior to that showdown in the capital. As well as a 10-point cushion, Liverpool also boast a vastly superior goal difference."