Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville has shared his thoughts on whether Liverpool will finish in the top four of the Premier League this season.
The Reds have endured a difficult start to their campaign, picking up just nine points from their first six matches and now sit in seventh place.
Arsenal are at the top of the table with 15 points, followed by Manchester City, Tottenham, Brighton & Hove Albion, Manchester United and Chelsea.
Jurgen Klopp’s side’s most recent outing saw them draw 0-0 with local rivals Everton in the Merseyside Derby, in which goalkeeper Jordan Pickford won man of the match.
Speaking after his former side Manchester United beat Arsenal 3-1 in the same ganeweek, Neville made his predictions for the top four, believing that Liverpool will “come good” and secure Champions League football for next season.
“I think City, Liverpool and Tottenham will finish in the top three,” Neville told Sky Sports. “ [Then it’s between] Chelsea, Arsenal and Man United.
“You think Liverpool will come good don’t you because of what they’ve done. I think United will struggle to get into the top four personally. I just think Tottenham, Liverpool and City will.
“I think it’ll be between Arsenal, Chelsea and United, I just think the other two are slightly better."
"United will have to dig in really deep to win those two games against Arsenal and Liverpool. Liverpool could’ve equalised and Arsenal were good for large parts."
“There’s a long way to go, if you said to me a few weeks ago they’d finish fifth I’d bite your hand off. Fifth wouldn’t be a terrible result for Manchester United and Erik ten Hag from where they were. I’ve not seen you [Roy Keane] so confident.”
Keane had said previously in the show that United were ‘certs’ for the Champions League positions.
It is widely thought that when Liverpool get going, they can still genuinely challenge Man City as they have done for the last half-decade.
But they will need to kickstart a run of form to see them surge up the table soon, otherwise they could leave too great a gap to bridge.
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