Liverpool coach, Jurgen Klopp has seemingly settled for Europa League after a 1-1 draw with Aston Villa yesterday, May 20.
Recall that in his final home game as a Liverpool player, Firmino came off the bench to give Liverpool the equalizer they desperately needed. The Reds’ hope to qualify for Champions League is hanging by a thread as Manchester United and Newcastle both have a game in hand and need just a point in midweek to secure their spot in the top four.
If Liverpool gets unlucky this week, it would be the first time they’ll be playing in the Europa League in eight years. The Reds have played in the Champions League for the past five seasons, reaching the final on three occasions and lifting the trophy once.
Speaking to BBC after the match last night, Klopp who settled for Europa said they’ll make it their competition.
“We will make it [the Europa League] our competition. I am not that spoilt. That we are already qualified for the Europa League is incredible with all these teams around us. That’s really difficult and we did it, that is good.
“For so long we couldn’t even hear the sound of the Champions League, that’s how far away we were. The Europe League is absolutely fine. Let’s see what we can do.”