Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has admitted that his team will struggle to make a top-four finish at the end of the season, thus virtually ending their hopes of Champions League qualification following a 4-1 defeat against Arsenal on Saturday night.
Following the defeat, Liverpool are fifth on the points table with 54 points, seven points behind fourth-placed Manchester City, who have a game left.
While Arsenal are second on 63 points, Manchester United trail them on the third spot with a point difference.
Rodgers said that he very much doubt they would be in the top four by the end of the season , adding that they must really focus on the FA Cup as that was very important for them, the BBC reported.
Liverpool will next face Blackburn in their FA Cup quarter-final replay this week.
Image: Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho shows his dejection as teammate Alberto Moreno applauds the fans after their Premier League match against Arsenal at Emirates Stadium on Saturday
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