Jürgen Klopp rues dropped points that have cost Liverpool a top four finish

The Reds boss believes that his team could have been much higher in the table going into the last day.

Jürgen Klopp rues dropped points that have cost Liverpool a top four finish
Klopp pictured at Bournemouth (photo: Getty Images)

With the Premier League entering it's final matchday of the season, Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp has been left to rue the dropped points that have cost his side the chance of 'being in the party' on the final day.

Currently in eighth, on 59 points, there is the chance that the Reds can move up the table with a win against West Bromwich Albion on the final day, but only as high as 6th place.

It could have all been so different

They're four points off 5th placed Manchester United, and six off Manchester City who are in fourth. Given that finishing in the top four secures you Champions League football, Klopp admitted regret that his team aren't still in with a chance on the final day.

Speaking to the media ahead of the West Brom game, Klopp stated that although we've seen "a lot of good games", he can't help but feel "five more points and you're in the middle of the party".

Although he did point out that injuries and a lack of fresh legs have caused part of the problem, Klopp conceded that "we [Liverpool] made our own problems with draws in the wrong moment, replays in the wrong moment and with really good games in the Europa League".

Tyne-Wear draws perfect example of wasted opportunities

This is certainly true, with Liverpool having blown 2-0 leads at home to Sunderland and Newcastle United, drawing 2-2 to the two teams that sit 17th and 18th respectively.

Newcastle came from two down at Anfield to draw (photo: Getty Images)
Newcastle came from two down at Anfield to draw (photo: Getty Images)

Winning those games would have given Liverpool an extra four points, putting them in contention for the Champions League. Klopp knows this, saying "we could have had a few more points, it would change a lot".

However, as previously mentioned, part of Liverpool's league downfall has been their fantastic Europa League run, which will end on Wednesday with the final against Sevilla.

If the Reds manage to win that, their top four worries will be completely gone, as the Europa League winners are guaranteed a place in next season's Champions League.