Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admits they need a top four finish to work the summer market as they wish.
They head into the weekend just three points adrift of fourth-placed West Ham, who take on Newcastle while rivals Chelsea will be in FA Cup action before facing Brighton on Tuesday.
When asked about Liverpool’s desire to now finish inside the top four, Klopp said: “We have to.
“We love this competition and for other reasons it is very important we are back in it.
“It doesn’t make it any easier as these two or three games we would have easily fit into our schedule.
“We can now concentrate on the Premier League and we will.
“Monday night [against] Leeds is the next challenge; leading in all physical stats in the league are Leeds so we will have to work our socks off to get anything and that’s what we will try to prepare.”