Nightmare scenario that could see Spurs, Liverpool miss out on the UCL even if they make the top four

Premier League spot up for grabs on Championship final day

Tottenham and Liverpool could face a nightmare situation even if they finish in the top four of the Premier League this season.

Both clubs could easily miss out on Champions League football if the other results do not go their way.

According to the rules, UEFA will allow a maximum of five English clubs to take part in the Champions League next season.

Therefore the top three clubs in the Premier League table – Manchester City, Manchester United and Leicester City will automatically qualify for the Premier European competition, leaving two more berths for Liverpool, West Ham, Chelsea and Tottenham to fight for.

However, if the Blues drop out of the top four but manage to win the Champions League, they would be guaranteed a place in next season’s competition.

Similarly, Arsenal could go on to win the Europa League this season, and they would then take up the 5th and final English berth in the Champions League next season.

In that case, Liverpool and Tottenham both miss out on Champions League football even if they finish in the top four.

The likes of Tottenham and Everton have faced similar situations in the past, and it will be interesting to see how the remainder of the season unfolds now.

Both Spurs and Liverpool have been quite mediocre this season, and they probably do not deserve to be in the Champions League, judging by their performances so far.