Erik ten Hag dismisses Liverpool resurgence as Champions League pressure intensifies

Following a six-game winning streak, Liverpool, who were 12 points behind Manchester United a month ago, are now closing the gap.

The six-game winning streak by Liverpool has been downplayed by Erik ten Hag, who also maintains that Manchester United are in the driver’s seat for Champions League football.

With Jurgen Klopp’s team in eighth place and 12 points behind United a month ago, the Reds’ dream of finishing in the top four appeared to be over. But a relentless streak of victories has Liverpool supporters convinced that there is still much to play for.

Man United lead over Liverpool in fourth place has shrunk to just one point, but they do have a game in hand. With just over two weeks left in the season, Liverpool’s window of opportunity has grown after United’s weekend loss to West Ham.

However, Red Devils manager Ten Hag has downplayed Liverpool’s form, insisting that it is “not important” as they still have a chance to qualify for the Champions League. By beating Wolverhampton Wanderers this weekend, United hope to avenge the loss suffered by the Hammers.

Ten Hag told reporters, “It’s not important, we have it in our hands. We must perform, after which it won’t matter.

“The challenge we face tomorrow against Wolves is crucial. They’re important to us. We are concentrating on their excellent work because they did a great job. We don’t consider our rivals.

“We can, of course, ignore it (Liverpool’s form). It is not crucial. We control everything; we are not reliant on anyone else but ourselves.”

Igbo Kennedy

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