Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp, has said their transfer plans could be hurt if they miss the top four this season.
The Premier League champions, who visit bitter North West rivals Manchester United on Sunday, stand four points adrift of the top four in sixth place with only five games remaining.
At today’s presser for Sunday’s trip to Manchester United and asked if finishing outside the top four would alter his recruitment plans, the Reds boss said: “I don’t think so, really.
“Playing Champions League obviously is massive, especially from a financial point of view for the club. So it’s really important.
“If we cannot make that, then that’s not good. Definitely not.
“I don’t think it will change anything because the situation was difficult before and it is difficult after.
“Football is in a difficult situation. I don’t think it will change a lot.”