Liverpool has ALREADY confirmed qualification for next season’s Champions League … even before the knockout phase of this year’s competition has begun!
- Liverpool has already sealed the qualification for next season’s Champions League
- The defeat of Chelsea against Manchester United means that Liverpool ends in the top four
- The men of Jurgen Klopp are incredibly 36 points ahead of Tottenham
- Liverpool will face Atletico Madrid on Tuesday in the first leg of their final-16 draw
Liverpool has unbelievably sealed his qualification for next season’s Champions League – even before the knockout phase for this year’s competition has begun.
The men from Jurgen Klopp deserved another chance at European glory after Chelsea did not defeat Manchester United on Monday-evening, meaning Liverpool has guaranteed a top-four finish.
The runaway Premier League table toppers have risen 36 points from fifth place Tottenham with only 12 games left of the campaign.
Liverpool has already guaranteed their qualification for next season’s Champions League
Liverpool’s defense of their Champions League crown will continue against Atletico Madrid on Tuesday, with the side of Diego Simeone hosting the first leg.
But even if his party suffer an early shock knockout, boss Klopp will easily be able to rest in the knowledge that his party has already confirmed that they will have another crack in the competition next year.
An unbridled campaign for the Reds could, in the worst case, result in anything but impossible fourth place – although Liverpool is sure to reach its first national title since 1990 in the coming weeks.
The Anfield outfit is even the first team in Europe to secure its place in the elite competition.
Liverpool is guaranteed a top-four finish after Chelsea’s defeat to Manchester United
The club has reached the last two Champions League finals and the next face Atletico Madrid
And with the club’s eye on reaching a third consecutive Champions League final, Liverpool could theoretically also seal the Premier League title against Bournemouth on March 7.
This would require the leaders to win all of their games at that time, with both Manchester City and Leicester dropping points – although Liverpool only needs five wins to be crowned champions.
And before Atletico’s clash with Liverpool’s record-breaking side, Diego Simeone has no illusion that his opponents will be remembered as one of the best teams ever in the sport.
Diego Simeone has no illusions that Liverpool is one of the best teams ever in the sport
Simeone said: “We are a great team, really well trained by a coach who is different and has different alternatives in his team.
“We have always talked about great teams and I have no doubt that Liverpool will go down in history as a great team because it is different from the teams we have admired (in the past).
“This team is much more intense, more flexible and it makes me admire it as a rival.”