Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool have not given up hope of finishing fifth in the Premier League ahead of Wednesday’s clash with Chelsea.
The Reds are eighth in the table with games to come against the Londoners at Anfield in midweek, followed by a final-day trip to West Bromwich Albion on Sunday.
To finish fifth, Klopp’s side would have to win both games and hope Manchester United, West Ham and Southampton all drop points above them but the German says it is possible.
Klopp said: “Our league position isn’t fixed. Fifth is still possible. We will try everything for sure.”
Liverpool are on a 12-game unbeaten run in all competitions at home ahead of welcoming the deposed Premier League champions this week and Klopp admits improving the Reds’ record at Anfield was a priority when he took over in October.
Memorable European wins over Manchester United, Borussia Dortmund and Villarreal have been the stand-out games at home in the second half of the season as Klopp’s men have made it all the way to the Europa League final, where they will play Sevilla in Basel on May 18.
Klopp added: “When I first came here we had a few problems at home. We created some stability. We worked longer together, that helps. Of course if you can create atmospheres like we did then it could be a real strength.
“To use the home advantage is big for winning football games.”
With Klopp clearly targeting a final home win of the season on Wednesday, punters using their free bet may want to back Liverpool to come out on top against Chelsea.