Klopp highlights two Liverpool results he looks back on with regret

Liverpool have dropped a number of points this season.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has suggested that the dropped points against Southampton and Sunderland has hindered his side’s top four chances this season, the club’s official website report.

The Reds head in to their encounter with Newcastle United this weekend coming off the back of a 4-0 thrashing over Merseyside rivals Everton at Anfield, their third win on the bounce.

In spite of their fine recent form, however, Liverpool remain seven points adrift of the top four with their game in hand to be played against Chelsea four days before the final game of the season.

While a top four spot is still achievable, Klopp admits the club’s current position could have been much better had they not let two-goal leads slip against both Sunderland and Southampton in recent months.

“All what we did until now is only the basis for what we have to do from now. We are not happy all the time,” the former Dortmund boss told Liverpool’s official website.

“We think about [how] we could have won at Southampton or think about if we took all the points against Sunderland at home - it would be five more [points]. Where would we be with these?”

Liverpool had commanding leads over both Sunderland and Southampton yet a lack in concentration added with defensive frailties saw the club pick up just one points when six were on offer.

With an extra five points plus a game in hand on Manchester City, Klopp’s men would have had a top four spot within their grasp yet now they must rely on those immediately above them to drop points.

Liverpool can still quality for the Champions League via a Europa League triumph though, and they face La Liga side Villarreal in the semi-finals in what is expected to be a fascinating encounter.

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