Mark Lawrenson predicts where Liverpool FC will finish this season

The Liverpool FC legend is tipping Jurgen Klopp's side to finish in the Premier League's top four

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp Photo: New Balance

Mark Lawrenson is backing Liverpool to finish in the Premier League’s top four this season.

The Merseyside outfit secured a return to the Champions League last term thanks to a fourth-place finish ahead of Arsenal and Manchester United last season.

Liverpool added four new players to their squad following the additions of AS Roma winger Mohamed Salah, Chelsea teenager Dominic Solanke, Hull City defender Andy Robertson and Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

The Reds have made a disappointing start to the current campaign following a return of three wins in their opening eight games to leave Liverpool nine points adrift of leaders Manchester City.

Liverpool are facing a difficult trip to Tottenham Hotspur this weekend following a goalless stalemate with Manchester United at Anfield in the Premier League last term.

Former Liverpool defender Lawrenson ruled out Klopp’s men challenging for the Premier League title but backed the Reds to secure a return to the Champions League.

“Champions League [is their target],” Lawrenson told BBC Radio 5 Live.

“They’re not going to win the league.

“They’d need an awful lot of money to win the league.”

Liverpool haven’t won the Premier League title but finished in second place in 2002, 2009 and 2014 under Gerard Houllier, Rafael Benitez and Brendan Rodgers.

The Reds were 7-0 winners against Slovenian side Maribor in the Champions League on Tuesday night to set a new club record on the road in Europe.

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