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Ray Parlour backs Liverpool and Tottenham to finish in top four

There is a 15-point gap between Liverpool and Premier League leaders Manchester City There is a 15-point gap between Liverpool and Premier League leaders Manchester City
Isaac Mcdaniel | 05 March, 2018, 00:17

Liverpool have climbed into third place after overcoming a blip earlier this year and are now just two points behind Manchester United, a week-and-a-half before facing their fierce rivals at Old Trafford.

When asked whether Liverpool can challenge City for the title next term, Sherwood told Sky Sports' The Debate: "Yeah I think they are the closest team".

The prize of staying in the Premier League and the bonuses managers get when they achieve that relatively modest "success" is now damaging the game as most teams are simply trying not to lose rather than a win.

Manchester United centre back Chris Smalling, too, highlighted the importance of Saturday week's clash, adding that finishing second is the "bare minimum" for United. "But I think that's our (goal) first and foremost". Liverpool are two points behind the Red Devils, while the north London club are fourth in the table with 55 points.

However, Liverpool attacker Sadio Mane warned that the Reds are gunning for United's second spot.

Klopp has been tipped to make a move for Roma's Brazilian keeper Alisson Becker, with ESPN recently reporting that an understanding over personal terms had been made between Liverpool and the player's agent Stefano Castagna.

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They are now 2/7 (1.29) for a top four place together with Manchester United and Liverpool, who are both just 1/12 (1.08) to do likewise.

Merson, Nicholas and Le Tissier all plumped for the Blues while Thompson suggested "Chelsea are looking particularly vulnerable".

Speaking after the 2-1 loss to top-four rivals United last Sunday, he said: "For the second, third and fourth spot there are five teams, so it will be hard until the last match of the season".

"The fact we get to play Liverpool at home as well I think is a big advantage".

It's a pretty ballsy prediction we must say, considering that Antonio Conte's Chelsea - who now sit in fifth - have been in the worst form of any of the top six in 2018, and travel to the Etihad to face Guardiola's superb City side this weekend.

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