Premier League manager claims Chelsea and four other clubs are all fighting for just two spots in the top four

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp believes his side are fighting with Chelsea, Manchester United, Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur for just two remaining Champions League spots.

Nine points separate Newcastle United in third and Chelsea in eighth, with Brighton sitting in seventh while Arsenal and Manchester City occupy the top two positions.

“There was always going to be a top seven this season because we know Newcastle is a massive contender from now on,” said Klopp. “Only four can make it and it looks at the moment there are two places left.

“Arsenal are having an exceptional season, City are City, Manchester United are clearly getting back, Tottenham fighting hard, Chelsea still there.

“The quality of the opponents is clear but most of the things we can still sort ourselves,’ he said.

“We are under pressure but so are other teams because it is not the nicest thing to have us a few points behind. It will be a massive fight with a lot of spectacular games.”