Liverpool’s chances of a place in next season’s Champions League looks a bit bright with a thrilling 4-2 victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford on Thursday.
Jurgen Klopp’s men still need to win their remaining three games to guarantee a place in the Premier League’s top four, but cleared the biggest hurdle in their path with a first victory away to United since 2014.
Roberto Firmino scored twice either side of half-time after Diogo Jota cancelled out Bruno Fernandes’s early opener for the home side.
Marcus Rashford’s strike set up a grandstand finish, but Mohamed Salah secured a vital win in the final minute as Liverpool moved up to fifth in the table.
“We are still in the game, still in the race. That is all we could do tonight,” said Klopp.
“It was necessary. Without this result we don’t have to talk about it.”
The Reds now need victories against West Brom, Burnley and Crystal Palace over the next 10 days to guarantee their place in the Champions League for a fifth consecutive season at the expense of one of Leicester and Chelsea.