Liverpool ‘the weakest’ in hunt for top-four spots – Neville

Date published: Monday 13th March 2017 10:33

Gary Neville believes Liverpool are the “weakest” of the six contenders to finish in the top four but still thinks they have a “great chance” of doing so.

Jurgen Klopp’s men strengthened their hopes of finishing in the Champions League spots after a narrow and hard-fought 2-1 win over Burnley on Sunday, a result which kept them fourth.

Arsenal are currently five points adrift of Liverpool in fifth spot, while Manchester United are six points behind – although both sides have two games in hand of the Reds.

“There are going to be two big clubs and big managers to drop out of that top four,” he said on the Gary Neville podcast.

“You’d have to say, at this moment in time, if every team had the same games towards the end of the season, I think Liverpool could be in trouble.

“They could potentially be the weakest in some ways, but the fact they’ve got a really good run in does give them an advantage to get in there. But it’s so tight and it changes week by week.

“This current Liverpool are held back by the fact they haven’t got the strongest squad, but they have been helped this season by the fact they’ve got a good programme.”

As for Liverpool’s struggles against teams that tend to ‘park the bus’, Neville added: “They have a great chance of getting into the top four, but they do have to overcome this style problem.”

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