Liverpool have incredibly already sealed their qualification for next season’s Champions League – before the knockout stage for this year’s competition has even kicked off.
Jurgen Klopp’s men earned yet another shot at European glory after Chelsea failed to beat Manchester United on Monday evening, meaning that Liverpool have guaranteed a top-four finish.
The runaway Premier League table toppers have surged 36 points clear of fifth-placed Tottenham with just 12 games of the campaign remaining.
Liverpool’s defence of their Champions League crown will continue on Tuesday against Atletico Madrid, with Diego Simeone’s side hosting the first leg of the tie.
But even if his side were to suffer from a shock early knockout, boss Klopp will be able to rest easy in the knowledge that his side have already confirmed they will have another crack at the competition next year.
A rampant campaign for the Reds could, at worse, culminate in an all but impossible fourth place finish – although Liverpool are certain to coast to their first league title since 1990 in the next few weeks.