Alan Curbishley predicts where Tottenham and Liverpool will finish

Alan Curbishley believes that both Liverpool and Tottenham will miss out on spots in the Champions League next season

Alan Curbishley is tipping both Liverpool and Tottenham to miss out in the race for a top-four finish this season.

Liverpool dropped out of the top four on Monday night after Manchester City leap-frogged the Reds up into second place in the Premier League table thanks to their win over Bournemouth.

Tottenham, meanwhile, are third in the table but suffered a blow to their Champions League qualification hopes when they were beaten 2-0 by Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday night.

Jurgen Klopp has been tasked with steering Liverpool back into the top four this season after their eighth-placed finish last season.

Spurs, meanwhile, are aiming to qualify for the Champions League once again after their third-placed finish last term.

However, former Charlton boss Curbishley is not expecting either team to qualify for next season’s Champions League.

Speaking on Sky Sports News HQ on Tuesday, Curbishley predicted this season’s top four, saying: “Obviously Chelsea.

“I mentioned Man City as being the ones will run them the closest.

“I’ll have to go for Man United and Arsenal. I’m leaving out Tottenham and Liverpool.

“Maybe because of Tottenham’s squad and until the weekend, I can’t remember Liverpool keeping a clean sheet.

“They need to score a couple of goals to get something and that’s their downfall.”

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