With Manchester City running away with the Premier League title this season, most of the attention has started to focus on which of the remaining so called top-six clubs will make it into the three remaining places behind Pep Guardiola’s side, and secure Champions League football next term.
This race for the top four is shaping up to be one of the most tightly contested in years. Although, most people wrote off Arsenal’s chances yesterday after their 1-0 loss to Spurs in the North London Derby.
Arsene Wenger’s sides defeat at Wembley has left them seven points behind Mauricio Pochettino’s men in fourth, and nine behind Liverpool in third with just 12 games left to play this season.
However, Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has insisted he does not think the Gunners are completely out of the race just yet, when he said:
”We want to finish the season top four and we need the points. I don’t think nine points from Arsenal is enough to have rest but it is nine points. There is a lot to go for and we will try to carry on like today.”
Liverpool won comfortably away to Southampton yesterday to move within two points of second placed Manchester United, after Jose Mourinho’s side slipped to a disappointing 1-0 defeat away to Newcastle.
Fifth placed Chelsea take on West Brom at Stamford Bridge tonight aware that a victory will move them back into the top four ahead of Spurs.