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3 Reasons Why Liverpool Can Still Qualify For The Champions League

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Liverpool managed to produce two fantastic results back to back and this gave their manager a sense of optimism and a hope for a terrific finish to the season. The Reds managed a draw away at Borussia Dortmund and a thumping 4-1 victory against Stoke City with most of their key men rested for the game. Liverpool have seven games in their hand and currently they are nine points behind fourth-placed Man City and the Reds also have a game in hand which can help them cut down the lead to six points. There is a sense of hope across the players as well as the fans and here are three possible reasons as to why Liverpool might just pull off a screamer towards the end of this highly dramatic season.

Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool

Relatively easy fixtures

Liverpool have seven games remaining and all these games are against sides who are below them in the league standings. Four out of these seven fixtures are at Anfield, including a Merseyside derby.  Players like Divock Origi and Joe Allen have really stepped up their game in the climax when it was needed the most. Lallana, Coutinho, and Sturridge also seem to be in a good touch and if Liverpool manages to get maximum points out of their remaining games, there is a distant possibility of them making the cut in the top four.

The Europa way

Jurgen Klopp and company gear up to face the mighty Borussia Dortmund in the second leg of their quarter-final. They have the advantage of the away goal and history and form are on their side. If Liverpool manage to outplay Dortmund and progress to the semi-finals, it will be a huge confidence booster for them. Borussia Dortmund has been one of the most dangerous sides in the Europa league and if Liverpool advance by beating them, Klopp’s men will roar with confidence in the matches to come. Silverware in this competition can guarantee Liverpool a place in the Champions league and a lot depends on their second leg against Dortmund.

The competitors

Liverpool’s main competitors for the fourth spot are West Ham, Man United, Southampton and Man City. If we look at the remaining fixtures of all of them, they have a tough lot as compared to Liverpool.  Man United are yet to face the mighty Leicester and the in-form West Ham. Southampton are up against Tottenham and Man City who will pose a major challenge to the Saints. Man City have a tie with Arsenal which will be a close encounter and also their advancement to the semifinal of Champions league means they will have their focus diverted. Liverpool might just get lucky with all of this going in their favor and it will be highly optimistic to say but nevertheless, a European spot is not impossible at the moment.