Still with nine rounds to be played in the English Championship, the difference between Liverpool, now in seventh place, for Chelsea, in fourth, is only five points (51 to 46). But coach Jürgen Klopp has practically thrown in the towel about his chances of qualifying for the next Champions League.

“I like to be optimistic, but it is almost impossible in the English Premier League to qualify for the Champions League, given the position we are in,” commented the Liverpool coach in an interview with the German newspaper “Bild”, published on Wednesday. But the Liverpool coach does not feel threatened in his role in the event of such eventual failures. He guaranteed to count on the support of the owners of the club and the direction of sports.

Away from the top positions of the Premier League, Liverpool concentrate their attention on the Champions League. The English team qualified for the quarterfinals of the tournament, beating RB Leipzig. Liverpool’s next game is against Arsenal on April 3.