Jamie Carragher: Liverpool, Arsenal and Spurs to battle for fourth

Jamie Carragher believes that the battle for a fourth-place finish will be between Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur next term

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Brendan Rodgers's Liverpool finished seventh last season Photo: WBUR/Flickr

Jamie Carragher believes that the battle for a fourth-place finish will be between Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur next season.

The Gunners just pipped their north London rivals to Champions League qualification as their 1-0 win at Newcastle on the final day of the season saw them finish above Spurs.

Liverpool, meanwhile, ended up 12 points behind Arsenal in seventh place following Brendan Rodgers’ first season in charge at Anfield.

And Carragher, who retired from football at the end of last season, expects the race for fourth this season to be a three-way battle in 2013-14.

“I think Liverpool and Tottenham will be vying with Arsenal to get that fourth place,” Carragher told Sky Sports News.

“It’s not set in stone who will finish up there at the moment and certainly Liverpool have got to run them a lot closer than they did last season or the year before.

“There’s no reason why Liverpool or Tottenham can’t get in that space because it’s so tight between those teams. I certainly expect an improvement from Liverpool this season.”

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