Martin Keown: Why I want Chelsea FC to beat Liverpool FC to fourth place

The Arsenal legend wants to see five English clubs in the Champions League next season

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp Photo: The Sport Review

Martin Keown has admitted that he would rather Chelsea FC finish in fourth place ahead of Liverpool FC.

The Blues appeared to have given themselves a lifeline in the hunt for a Champions League spot last weekend.

Chelsea FC were 1-0 winners against Liverpool FC in the Premier League thanks to Olivier Giroud’s winner.

The west London side moved to within three points of Liverpool FC with a game in hand over the Merseyside outfit.

However, Chelsea FC were held to a 1-1 draw with Huddersfield Town to leave the Blues two points adrift of Liverpool FC.

Jurgen Klopp’s side will host Brighton and Hove Albion at Anfield, while Chelsea FC will make the trip to Newcastle United.

Former Arsenal defender Keown admitted that he would like to see Chelsea FC finish in the top four and Liverpool FC win the Champions League to have five English clubs in the competition.

“The best option for a neutral would be for Chelsea to finish fourth and Liverpool to win the Champions League so England have five teams in the competition!” Keown told the Daily Mail.

Liverpool FC have lost three of their last four games in the Premier League to allow Chelsea FC back into the top-four race.

The Merseyside outfit haven’t won the Premier League title but finished in second place in 2002, 2009 and 2014.

Klopp took over the reins from Brendan Rodgers back in October 2015 after a successful spell at Borussia Dortmund.

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