Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish has suggested his former employers could finish higher than fourth.
Former Liverpool manager and Kop legend Kenny Dalglish has taken a stab at Manchester United fans while suggesting the Anfield club could finish higher than just fourth place.
Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville revealed during the week that he harboured hopes that the Old Trafford side could win the Champions League and then prevent Liverpool from qualifying for the competition.
That sparked debate among United and Liverpool fans, with supporters of the Merseyside club rightly pointing out that should Neville’s sequence of events happen, Liverpool will still qualify under new Champions League rules.
“I see some United fans have been saying they’re going to win the Champions League, which would mean the fourth place team in the Premier League will lose its place in next season’s competition - Just one question: Why are they assuming Liverpool are only going to finish fourth?” writes Dalglish in his Mirror column.
It’s a valid point because as things stand in the Premier League, Liverpool are just four points away from league leaders Chelsea with Tottenham, Manchester City and Chelsea all still to play at Anfield.
Brendan Rodgers deserves a lot of credit for taking the pressure off of his side, insisting that are only going for fourth while avoiding getting drawn into mind games and a war of words with Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho.
It would take a very brave man to bet against Liverpool finishing higher than Manchester United this season and if Rodgers’ men can win their key games, maintain their impressive goalscoring record and tighten up at the back, the Premier League title isn’t beyond reach.
The rivalry between Liverpool and United is still violently fierce and for the first time in years, it looks as though the Merseyside club are going to enjoy some bragging rights in the form of the Premier League, the Champions League and maybe an FA Cup win.
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