Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has told people not to think that qualification for next season’s Champions League is already in the bag.
His side sit a healthy ten points clear of fifth placed Chelsea in the Premier League table – but the London club have a game in hand and also entertain the Reds before the season ends.
And Klopp does not want the Champions League semi-final fixtures against AS Roma to be a distraction from the important business of securing a top four place domestically.
“I’ve said it before, it seems like our whole life is qualifying for the Champions League.” he said.
“The two games against Roma will be about qualifying for the next round, which would be the final, and all the other games are about qualifying for the Champions League next year.
“Because our opponents in the fight for the top four are too strong, you cannot think they will not win every game. It is possible.
“We need to be focused on Bournemouth, West Brom, Stoke, Chelsea and then Brighton.
“But in the specific moment we face Roma we will be ready for that game.” he finished.
It all promises to be an exciting end to the season for the club.