Jamie Redknapp outlines Liverpool’s targets under Jurgen Klopp: They’re in a great place
The former Liverpool captain highlights the importance of a return to Champions League football
Jamie Redknapp believes securing a return to European football should be Liverpool’s priority under Jurgen Klopp.
The Merseyside outfit are in second place in the Premier League table and six points adrift of leaders Chelsea after their impressive 1-0 win against Everton in the derby at Goodison Park helped to close the gap.
Liverpool slipped off the pace in the title race in early December after a 4-3 loss to Bourneouth for the first time was followed by a disappointing 2-2 stalemate with Slaven Bilic’s West Ham United side.
However, the 18-time English champions are still four points ahead of fifth-placed Tottenham Hotspur in the race to secure a place in next season’s Champions League competition after a two-year absence.
Speaking to Sky Sports about Liverpool’s involvement in the title race ahead of their home clash against Stoke City on Tuesday evening, Redknapp highlighted the importance of securing a place at Europe’s top table.
“Liverpool have to find a way of stopping Chelsea in the second half of the season but, as it stands, they’re in a great place. They’d want the European nights but the truth is things are going so well and one year out of Europe could help them,” Redknapp said.
“It’s so hard to predict how the title race is going to pan out over the coming months but Liverpool are clearly heading in the right direction at the moment.”
Liverpool finished in eighth place in the Premier League last season.