PREMIER LEAGUE

Klopp praises Salah's commitment and eyes top four spot

The German coach faced the media ahead of Liverpool's game against Burnley at Turf Moor with the Reds buoyed by Alisson's headed winner last weekend.

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Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp said qualifying for the Champions League would be one of the club's biggest achievements given how badly their Premier League title defence went this season.

Liverpool, who stormed to the title last season, slipped to seventh at one point in the current campaign, with Klopp's team struggling with poor form and injuries and suffering a club-record six straight league defeats at Anfield.

But with six wins from their last eight league games, including a last-gasp victory at West Bromwich Albion last weekend, Liverpool have climbed to fifth on 63 points, a point behind fourth-placed Chelsea and three behind Leicester City in third.

Two wins would see Liverpool into the top four to qualify for Europe's elite club competition -- a prospect that looked unlikely two weeks ago.

"It will be one of the biggest achievements, ever," Klopp claimed as the German coach also took time to praise Egyptian striker Salah and his level of commitment.