Liverpool suffered heartbreak in the Capital One Cup final on Sunday..

Liverpool should focus on Europa League to gain Champions League qualification

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With Liverpool's inconsistent form in the Premier League and well-documented list of injuries this season, the Europa League presents Jurgen Klopp and his men with a welcome distraction from their domestic woes.

Europe's secondary competition has the added incentive of a backdoor entry into the Champions League for the winner, which would otherwise be firmly shut for those who fail to make the top four.

Whilst a vast array of European heavyweights remain in the last 16, including Valencia, Borussia Dortmund, Manchester United, Sevilla and Tottenham, Klopp's side have every chance of reaching the business end of the tournament.


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The Reds are currently nine points behind fourth-placed Manchester City, suggesting they need to concentrate their efforts on the Europa League, starting with their imminent clash with fierce rivals United.

Barring any major injuries, Liverpool have the adequate firepower going forward to find the goals required, through the likes of Daniel Sturridge, Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho.

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Klopp will only hope Liverpool's rich history in Europe will play a role in inspiring them to victory and give fans something to cheer about amidst a season of mediocrity, further compounded by the club's disappointing defeat to City in the Capital One Cup final on Sunday.

Liverpool v Manchester City - Capital One Cup Final

Therefore, with a top four place seemingly out of the question, their eccentric German manager should perhaps place emphasis on success on the European stage without deterring their performances in England's top-flight.

And what better way to end a poor season than with the Europa League trophy and entry into Europe's elite competition.

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