Liverpool suffered a humiliating 3-2 defeat at home to Swansea on Saturday – their first loss at Anfield in over 12 months.
Chelsea's 2-0 win over Hull yesterday extended their lead at the top of the table to eight points, leaving Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool side a mountain to climb if they are to challenge for the title.
And while the Liverpool boss insists his side will battle until the end, he concedes Champions League qualification is a more realistic goal.
Jurgen Klopp has hinted Champions League qualification is Liverpool's main aim now
Liverpool fell 10 points behind Chelsea after losing to Swansea
“We fight in each game. That’s the most important thing. Then we see," Klopp said.
“We fight in each game. But of course the target is to win cups, in the Premier League it is the same but it is not that easy to plan.
"As I said a few weeks ago, if Chelsea win all their games, there’s no chance for other teams.
Liverpool fans clash on Twitter over Jurgen Klopp after Swansea defeat
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Liverpool fans have clashed on Twitter over manager Jurgen Klopp after the Reds slipped to a 3-2 defeat against Swansea City yesterday
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Liverpool fans clash over Jurgen Klopp and his tactics after the Reds slipped to a 3-2 defeat against Swansea
“But it’s important to finish the season as good as possible. We have the quality to fight for the Champions league, we should do this.
"And then, if you are close enough in the decisive moment of the season, then you can fight for a little bit more.
“We have two games, then Chelsea. And then we think about them.”