Projected Premier League table after Liverpool’s latest blow in top four race

Liverpool’s 1-0 defeat to Fulham on Sunday came as another blow to their chances of securing a spot in the top four this season, with Jurgen Klopp’s side currently eighth in the Premier League table and seven points off fourth-placed Chelsea.

The loss to Fulham was their sixth consecutive home defeat and based on current form, Liverpool are set to miss out on the top four.

A projected table from Sky Sports, which is based on each team maintaining their form for the remainder of the season, has Liverpool finishing ninth.

The table takes into account the current ratios for points per game, goals scored and conceded and has Liverpool finishing 30 points behind Manchester City.

Liverpool have lost six of their last seven Premier League games (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Liverpool have been affected by a host of injury problems and, according to data from Premier Injuries, the Reds have lost a total of 1,029 days from injuries so far this season – more than any other club.

When asked about his side’s chances of finishing in the top four following the loss to Fulham, Klopp replied: “You can imagine that it is not really my concern at the moment.

“You have to ask, I understand that, but I cannot think about that. We have to win football games. If we win one football game, that would be helpful! And then we would see the rest.”

Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp gestures on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Fulham at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on March 7, 2021.
Liverpool are currently seven points off the top four

Asked whether players returning from injury would be key to turning around Liverpool’s poor form, Klopp said: “For winning one football game, no.

“For being the successful team again, for being the team we can be in the best possible way, of course we have to be complete. More complete than we are in the moment, that’s all clear, but that’s not what we are thinking about in the moment.

“We really think from game to game and when you are winning then people think, ‘Why do you say that all the time?’ but that’s the only way. You have to think and to concentrate and focus on the next game and to go again.

“The next game is in a different competition where we didn’t too bad so far, but it will be a tough one, obviously, so we have to make sure we are ready for that. If we can go through, which is not guaranteed, then that could give confidence.

“Then we have Wolves, which is a tough one and then we have a couple of weeks off because of the Chelsea game and the international break and all these kind of things.

“We have to use that time, we have to hope all the boys who go to their national teams come back healthy, like always. Then I think there are another nine or 10 games to go, sounds like 27 or 30 points, so a lot to go for and we will try.”

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