While Leicester City gets closer to relegation, Liverpool continues to put pressure on Manchester United for a top-four finish.

The Reds have rediscovered their form just in time, but they still need to surpass United to finish in the top four.

Liverpool defeated Leicester City 3-0 on Monday at the King Power Stadium thanks to a brace from Curtis Jones, keeping their Champions League ambitions alive. The Reds’ winning streak has now reached seven games thanks to three assists from Mohamed Salah and a superb free kick from Trent Alexander-Arnold. The Reds are currently only one point behind Manchester United in the race for fourth place, but if the Red Devils win their remaining game, they will be difficult to catch.

It’s a defeat that hurts Leicester City’s chances of escaping the drop, but it won’t yet cause them to drop into the Championship. The Foxes are only two points away from safety, but they also lacked the tenacity to come back into the game after Jones’ quick double. With two league games remaining, manager Dean Smith won’t want to see a team in danger of relegation take just four shots at home. Leicester would be formally demoted if they lose to Newcastle United this weekend and Everton and Leeds win. To feel optimistic about their chances, they will need to purchase something this weekend.

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Although the Foxes are a talented team, on Monday it was all about Liverpool. The midfield needed Jones’ breakthrough, and even if they don’t make the Champions League, his development will be something to work with for the following campaign. Klopp, however, is concentrating on the present and how the club might overtake Manchester United or Newcastle United.

With games remaining against Aston Villa and Southampton, Liverpool will likely be expected to win their forthcoming games while Newcastle and United have a more challenging schedule. While the Magpies take on Brighton, Leicester, and Chelsea, the Red Devils play Bournemouth, Chelsea, and Fulham.

Stranger things have happened than a team losing points because it was under duress early on, and Liverpool in their rearview mirror will give both clubs something to consider down the stretch. It’s intriguing that Chelsea, although finishing in the bottom part of the table, has a significant influence on who will finish in the top four as the players try to win over new boss Mauricio Pochettino with victories over United and Newcastle.

The Reds can only manage their games, but they’re doing just that with a chance to finish the season with nine straight victories. For the upcoming season, it’s something to build on, but if a team slips up, the Reds may return to a position that didn’t seem imaginable in January.