Ray Parlour predicts where Liverpool will finish

The former Arsenal midfielder believes Liverpool are still in control of their top-four fate

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Liverpool are still in control of the race for a fourth-placed finish, according to Ray Parlour.

The Reds suffered a setback last weekend after Christian Benteke scored either side of half-time to cancel out Philippe Coutinho’s free-kick and seal a 2-1 win for Crystal Palace at Anfield.

Manchester City and Manchester United played out a goalless draw with the derby mid-week, while Arsenal were unconvincing 1-0 winners against defending champions Leicester City.

Liverpool are in third place in the Premier League table but a mere point points ahead of Manchester United, after Jose Mourinho’s men drew 1-1 with Swansea City on Sunday afternoon.

Speaking to the Alan Brazil Up Front podcast about Liverpool’s chances of securing a much-anticipated return to the Champions League this season, former Arsenal midfielder Parlour said:

“I still think Liverpool will get top four. Their run in is still very much in Liverpool’s favour. It’s all in Liverpool’s hands still.”

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Liverpool haven’t qualified for Europe’s premier club competition since 2013-14 when Brendan Rodgers led the Merseyside outfit club to a second-placed finish.

Liverpool finished in eighth place in the Premier League table last term.

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