Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard: Six or seven clubs in top-four race
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard believes there are seven clubs in the race to finish in the Premier League's top four this season
Steven Gerrard believes there are “six or seven teams” capable of finishing in the Premier League top four this season.
The Reds, who haven’t qualified for the Champions League since 2009, are currently second in the Premier League table, two points behind leaders Arsenal and a point ahead of third-placed Southampton.
Reigning Premier League champions Manchester United and runners-up Manchester City are both outside of the top four, whilst Everton and Tottenham Hotspur were challengers for the Champions League places last term.
And Liverpool skipper Gerrard, who lifted Europe’s top club prize in 2005, is predicting a tight battle between as many as seven clubs ahead of his side’s trip to derby rivals Everton on Saturday.
“We’re slightly ahead of where we thought we’d be, but it’s a tough league and there’s six or seven teams capable of finishing in the top four… so there’s [going to be] a huge fight,” Gerrard told ESPN.
“But the confidence and belief are definitely there.”