Tottenham have handed Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool a huge gift that could prove incredibly costly


Tottenham wasted a golden opportunity on Sunday afternoon to move into the top four after only managing a draw away at Newcastle United.

Going into the weekend three points adrift of in-form Chelsea with nine games remaining, Thomas Tuchel’s side slipped to an unlikely defeat as West Brom hit them for five at Stamford Bridge.

With their goal difference taking a hit in the process following the 5-2 defeat, it allowed Spurs the chance to jump above them in the standings heading into the final two months of the campaign.

However, Joe Willock’s late goal for the Magpies ensured that Spurs remain two points behind their London rivals.

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One team who did benefit from both failing to win was Liverpool, who joined Tottenham on 49 points following a convincing 3-0 victory at Arsenal.

Looking increasingly likely to miss out on next season’s Champions League after a dire run of six successive league defeats at Anfield, Jurgen Klopp’s team have now won three on the bounce in all competitions to give them a huge boost ahead of the run-in.

What could give them a further lift is if influential captain Jordan Henderson returns from his injury before the season comes to a close as they do look like a different side altogether when he does play.

The Reds’ final set of fixtures are also rather kind compared to their fellow top-four rivals as they only come up against Manchester United from the current top six.

Aston Villa, Newcastle, Southampton and Crystal Palace are all to come on Merseyside, with away trips to Leeds, West Brom, Burnley and the Red Devils also on the agenda.

Everton and West Ham are also still very much in the mix ahead of the final push but Liverpool will no doubt fancy their chances if they can keep up their momentum and also due to the games both Spurs and Chelsea still have left to play.

Here are the remaining games for the five teams fighting it out for Champions League football in 2021/22.

Tottenham

11/04 – Manchester United (H)

16/04 – Everton (A)

21/04 – Southampton (H)

01/05 – Sheffield United (H)

The Tottenham players looked totally dejected following Newcastle's late equaliser at St James' Park that cost them three vital points
The Tottenham players looked totally dejected following Newcastle’s late equaliser at St James’ Park that cost them three vital points

08/05 – Leeds United (A)

12/05 – Wolves (H)

15/05 – Aston Villa (H)

23/05 – Leicester City (A)

Chelsea

10/04 – Crystal Palace (A)

20/04 – Brighton & Hove Albion (H)

24/04 – West Ham (A)

01/05 – Fulham (H)

08/05 – Man City (A)

12/05 – Arsenal (H)

15/05 – Leicester City (H)

23/05 – Aston Villa (A)

Liverpool

10/04 – Aston Villa (H)

19/04 – Leeds United (A)

24/04 – Newcastle United (H)

01/05 – Manchester United (A)

Liverpool have a nice set of fixtures to finish the season with
Liverpool have a nice set of fixtures to finish the season with

08/05 – Southampton (H)

11/05 – West Brom (A)

15/05 – Burnley (A)

23/05 – Crystal Palace (H)

West Ham

05/04 – Wolves (A)

11/04 – Leicester City (H)

17/04 – Newcastle United (A)

24/04 – Chelsea (H)

01/05 – Burnley (A)

08/05 – Everton (H)

11/05 – Brighton & Hove Albion (A)

15/05 – West Brom (A)

23/05 – Southampton (H)

Everton

05/04 – Crystal Palace (H)

12/04 – Brighton & Hove Albion (A)

16/04 – Tottenham (H)

23/04 – Arsenal (A)

01/05 – Aston Villa (H)

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08/05 – West Ham (A)

11/05 – Sheffield United (H)

15/05 – Wolves (H)

23/05 – Man City (A)

TBC – Aston Villa (A)





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