The knockout stage of this season’s Champions League hasn’t even started yet – but holders Liverpool have already qualified for next year’s competition.
Chelsea’s failure to beat Manchester United on Monday night means the Premier League leaders have guaranteed a top-four finish.
Jurgen Klopp’s side are 36 points above fifth-placed Tottenham with 12 games remaining.
Premier League table after 26 games
The worst Liverpool can possibly finish this season is now fourth place
But Spurs play Chelsea at the weekend, meaning that if Jose Mourinho’s side did win all of their remaining games and Liverpool lost every one, Chelsea would only be able to reach 74 points and therefore finish behind Liverpool. (Text courtesy of the BBC)