Andrew Robertson cautioned his Liverpool team-mates that they must avoid committing any further errors if they hope to achieve their basic goal of qualifying for the Champions League.
Jurgen Klopp has had a challenging season due to a series of significant injuries suffered by crucial players, which has not helped the Reds’ disappointing campaign.
In the previous season, Liverpool secured an EFL Cup and FA Cup double, made it to the final of the Champions League, and narrowly missed out on the Premier League title to Manchester City by just one point.
Liverpool will have a difficult schedule, facing City, Chelsea and Arsenal
Liverpool failed to defend either cup crown. They got knocked out of the Champions League in the last-16 stage. And are struggling to finish in the top four domestically.
Liverpool, currently in sixth place, lag seven points behind Tottenham in fourth. While they have two games in hand on Spurs, Newcastle United also have the same advantage and are only one point behind.
Robertson acknowledges the underwhelming nature of their campaign and believes they are running out of opportunities to surpass Spurs and Newcastle.
He said: “The motivations are the exact same. We want Champions League football, and so the motivation is the exact same as though we were going for trophies.
“It is obviously a big week; we are playing against three big teams and it’s going to be an intense week, but it’s what you look forward to when you come to this club. These are the big games you want to be involved in.
“We don’t want to be in this position, and…we don’t really have time to waste, we don’t have any mistakes left in us if we want to achieve top four.”
Liverpool’s next challenge involves facing City, Chelsea, and Arsenal consecutively.