Jurgen Klopp gives his take on Liverpool’s top four battle after Champions League exit

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Following their Champions League exit to Real Madrid, Liverpool have now been knocked out of every competition, and only have the top four battle to face.

It’s been a disastrous season for the Reds who only won the Premier League last term in phenomenal style.

However, they are currently outside the top four places, as they sit in sixth position at the moment.

It’s still pretty tight in the race for top four, as Liverpool are only three points behind fourth placed West Ham and four points behind Leicester City who are third in the league.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has vowed that his side will give their all to ensure a top four finish come the end of the season.

Asked how confident he is that Liverpool will be in the Champions League next season, Klopp replied: “That has nothing to do with confidence. I would say I’m naturally confident but that doesn’t mean we will end up there.

“We just can read the table, we know the points, we know the situation, stuff like this and we know who we play.

“We don’t have to talk too much about it. I said now what I think about it already, yes I want and we have to and if we want that we should better play really good football.

“Like we did tonight but we should finish the situations off on top of that because that is very helpful as well.

“I think we are not in a bad moment in the moment, we played pretty well even when it was a late winner against Aston Villa but we played a good game against them and played really good against Arsenal.

“So not too good against Real Madrid in the first leg but the other games were not bad. Tonight, a good game, so we just have to keep going.

“We really have to keep going, we have to keep fighting and we want to be next year in the Champions League.

“But in the moment, we still have to pick up more points than a lot of other teams.”

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