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After six wins on the bounce could the Champions League be a genuine possibility for Liverpool?

It’s been an underwhelming season at Anfield to say the least as Liverpool have known since all the way back in February that they weren’t going to win anything come the end of the season after crashing out of every cup competition in unspectacular fashion.

Whilst they have been lingering around in mid-table for large chunks of the campaign and it looked like that there would be a real chance of no European football next season at all but that was until the possible Champions to be rocked up to Anfield trying to prove a point.

Arsenal looked like they were proving that point in fine fashion, they no longer had any mental stump at this great ground, as they were two goals up in the first half.

Then Liverpool after a flashpoint between Granit Xhaka and Trent Alexander-Arnold came alive managing to rescue a point thanks to Roberto Firmino.

Since then there has been six wins and what has came with that is a massive change to how Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool set-up as well of course a dramatic last minute winner in one of the games of the season.

Wins over Leeds United, Nottingham Forest, Tottenham Hotspur, Fulham and Brentford have put Liverpool in a much more positive position however they are still reliant on others to drop points if they are to somehow make the Champions League places.

It hasn’t been spectacular though, but it has been efficient as out of the six wins Klopp’s men have won five of them by one goal with the last two being one nil victories over Fulham and Brentford respectively.

Even if it has been dulling what won’t be dull is the Champions League anthem is echoing around Anfield yet again next season and Liverpool will need to win their last three games against Leicester City, Aston Villa and Southampton to make sure they can profit from any slip ups from either Manchester United or Newcastle United.

If there is a couple of those slip-ups the Reds may just find themselves with a back-three, an inverted full-back and a front four of sorts going to compete with Europe’s elite yet again.

After all it would not feel right to see Klopp’s Liverpool playing on Thursday nights after seven years of not playing in that competition.

Nevertheless, if it is Europa League nights for Liverpool it is certainly still another European competition to win.

But for now, there are still two clubs to chase and hunt down, the underdog is Liverpool and we all know Klopp can perform miracles with that narrative.

One point behind Manchester United.

Will it still be that in three games time?

Let the run-in fun begin.

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