Jürgen Klopp is heading towards a conciliatory end to a complicated season with his Liverpool FC. The dethroned champions won 3-0 (1-0) at Burnley FC on Wednesday evening, thanks in particular to a central defender, and one match day before the end of the season is in fourth place and thus back in the Champions League. Competitor Leicester City blundered 2-1 at Chelsea on Tuesday and has now slipped out of the CL ranks for the first time this season
Roberto Firmino (43.), Nathaniel Phillips with his goal debut in the Premier League for Liverpool (52.) and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (89.) ensured Liverpool’s fourth win in a row with their goals. It was also central defender Phillips who scraped a ball off the line when the score was 2-0, saving the Reds from a tremendous game.
The Reds, who crashed to eighth place at the beginning of March, are only ahead of Leicester because of the four goals better than Leicester, both have 66 points.
So there will be a long distance duel for the premier class on the last matchday on Sunday. Klopp’s team meets Crystal Palace, FA Cup winners Leicester face Tottenham Hotspur at the same time.
The Spurs suffered a serious setback in the battle for the Europa League on Wednesday evening. Two complete dropouts by Reguilon, which underwent a curious and beautiful own goal, ultimately favored a 1: 2 defeat by Aston Villa despite the lead by Bergwijn.
At the same time, the Spurs have to look back where Arsenal and Everton are lurking for a slip. Both teams won on Wednesday and caught up with Tottenham. If Arsenal missed the leap into the Conference League, it would be the first time in 26 years that the Gunners miss the European Cup.