Phil Thompson predicts where Liverpool FC will finish this season

The Liverpool FC legend is ruling the Reds out of the race to win the title, warning a top-four finish could even be a stretch for Jurgen Klopp's side

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp Photo: New Balance

Phil Thompson has warned Liverpool finishing the top four will be difficult this season after ruling the Reds out of the title race.

Liverpool have made a mixed start to the Premier League campaign following a disappointing return of four victories in 10 games this term.

The Reds have drawn four games and have lost to Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur to leave the Merseyside outfit 12 points behind Pep Guardiola’s men at the top of the table.

Liverpool are in sixth place in the Premier League table and three points behind fourth-placed Chelsea.

Jurgen Klopp’s side ended a three-game winless run in the Premier League with a 3-0 victory over promoted side Huddersfield Town at Anfield on Saturday afternoon.

The Merseyside outfit eased to a 3-0 win against Slovenian side Maribor in the Champions League on Wednesday night.

Former Liverpool defender Thompson believes Klopp’s men are realistically top-four contenders this season after reluctantly ruling the Reds out of the race to win the title.

“Being 12 points behind City already, it is disappointing to think we don’t really think we’ve got a chance of winning the title,” Thompson told Sky Sports.

“I always think we’ve got a chance but even with a big run in us I don’t think we’re really going to push City.

“So where it leaves us is in a battle for the top four and I do believe there are three places up for grabs from the other five teams.”

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

The Merseyside outfit signed four players in the summer transfer window in an attempt to add depth to their squad ahead of a return to the Champions League.

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