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The team who finish seventh will go into the Europa Conference League play-offs, because Carabao Cup winners Manchester United are guaranteed at least a Europa League spot through the league or FA Cup.
That place is almost certain to go to one of the teams already mentioned in the fight for a Europa League place, with Nielsen’s Gracenote making Tottenham 58% favourites. Ninth-placed Brentford, who have 53 points, have a 1% chance.
How could there be eight English teams in Europe next season?West Ham players celebrate scoring against Crystal PalaceWest Ham could win the Europa Conference League this seasonWest Ham are well out of the picture for a top-half finish but have reached the Europa Conference League final.
If they win that competition they will earn a place in the group stage of next season’s Europa League.The Hammers will face Italian side Fiorentina in the final in Prague on 7 June – and are slight favourites with a 56% chance of winning the competition, according to Nielsen’s Gracenote.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has suggested he will only pay his £75,000 Football Association fine if the money goes to “a good cause”.The German said he would “like to know” and “if it does, I’m happy to pay it. If it doesn’t, we need to talk again”.
Klopp received the fine and a two-match ban for comments about referee Paul Tierney after a 4-3 win over Tottenham.But he said a ban for Saturday’s match against Aston Villa will make “not a lot” of difference to him.
Klopp will be sitting in the stands for his side’s final home match of the season, will work with coach Vitor Matos and assistant Pep Lijnders to ensure the players get the right instructions.
I’m really in contact with Vito, he will have to phone with the headset,” Klopp said.We can talk everything, substitutions these kind of things. Pep is an incredible coach and he will be out there,” he said.
Klopp served a one-match ban at Anfield in November against Southampton after receiving a red card in a match against Manchester City.It’s one game, it’s like the Southampton game, it will be the same process. I can watch the game from a better position and be in contact with my coaches,” he said.
I have said from a watching point of view, it’s a much better position. In the Southampton game, it was super helpful. I will sit next to our analysts; they get a bit of support from me.”But Klopp joked that his voice could still reach his players from the stand if necessary.
Nobody will shout like me if they don’t track back in the 70th minute and these kind of things,” he said.I sit far away but if the game is not good, I could make it happen. My voice is all right at least.”
Klopp was shown a yellow card for celebrating Liverpool’s 94th-minute winner in front of the fourth official during their 4-3 Premier League victory over Spurs on 30 April.
He later claimed what Tierney said to him was “not OK” and that the official had “something against” the Reds.Klopp apologised for the comments made but was handed the fine and a two-match ban.
But the second game of that game is suspended until the end of the 2023-24 season, providing Klopp does not reoffend, meaning he will not miss the final game of this campaign against Southampton.