Jamie Carragher tips Liverpool to beat Man Utd to fourth place

Jamie Carragher tips Liverpool to secure a top-four finish at the expense of Manchester United

By Dipak Patel

Jamie Carragher has tipped Liverpool to gain the final Champions League spot ahead of Manchester United thanks to their recent form.

The Reds having accumulated 16 points from their last six Premier League games and are unbeaten since a 3-0 defeat at Old Trafford in mid-December.

I’d have to fancy Liverpool at the moment

Jamie Carragher

In comparison, United have lost two of their last six games, accumulating only 10 points, and Carragher reckons Liverpool are peaking at just the right time considering the form of their top-four rivals.

“I have said for the last few weeks I didn’t think Liverpool would get into the top four because of their FA Cup and European commitments and I felt Manchester United would,” Carragher told talkSPORT.

“I don’t know if people are saying Man United are not playing well, they’re out of form or whether that’s just how Manchester United are playing this season under Louis van Gaal.

“The fact that they’ve dropped points can happen, they’ve been on a great run, but Liverpool are coming into great form and I think a lot will be decided in the game [between the two sides] at Anfield and I’d have to fancy Liverpool to win that game with the form both teams are in.

“Whether the accumulation of games will be a factor for Liverpool, who knows? But that game at Anfield will have a massive bearing on it and I’d have to fancy Liverpool at the moment.”

United still have some difficult fixtures ahead of them, and in March, they face Arsenal, Tottenham and Liverpool, whilst in April, they play Chelsea, Manchester City and Everton.

The fixture list for Liverpool over the next two months is slightly more forgiving as they face both Manchester clubs at home, but they do have an away trip to The Emirates.

Who do you think will finish in fourth place?

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