Stuttgart came from behind to beat Paderborn 2-1 and secure their place in the Bundesliga next season.
Liverpool give U21s more game time than Premier League rivals but top flight lags behind Europe.
Stuttgart climbed off the foot of the Bundesliga and leap-frogged Hamburg in the standings with a 2-1 win.
Stuttgart picked up a crucial 2-0 win over Mainz on Saturday evening to keep their survival hopes alive.
Florian Klein's late goal kept Schalke on course for the Europa League with a 3-2 win over Stuttgart.
Freiburg fought back from two goals down to snatch a point in a 2-2 draw at 10-man Stuttgart.