The knockout stage of this season’s Champions League hasn’t even began yet – however holders Liverpool salvage already qualified for subsequent year’s opponents.
Chelsea’s failure to beat Manchester United on Monday night time plan the Premier League leaders salvage assured a top-four attain.
Jurgen Klopp’s facet are 36 aspects above fifth-positioned Tottenham with 12 video games last.
Nonetheless Spurs play Chelsea on the weekend, which plan that if Jose Mourinho’s facet did take hold of all of their last video games and Liverpool lost every one, Chelsea would only be ready to reach 74 aspects and subsequently attain on the support of Liverpool.
Liverpool salvage reached the final two Champions League finals and face Atletico Madrid within the principle leg of their final-16 tieon Tuesday.They are the principle group in Europe to stable their spot within the elite opponents in European football for the 2020-21 season.
Because it stands Manchester City are space to be banned from the Champions League subsequent season, which plan that whoever finishes fifth will take hold of their region within the opponents.
Liverpool can, in theory, take hold of their first Premier League title in opposition to Bournemouth on 7 March. That would require Liverpool to take hold of all their suits in that time with Manchester City, and Leicester City in third, slipping up.
Manchester United attend the file for the earliest Premier League title take hold of, with Sir Alex Ferguson’s men claiming the trophy in 2000-01 on 14 April.