Harry Redknapp on Liverpool’s top-four chances

Harry Redknapp writes off Liverpool’s chances of finishing in the top four of the Premier League this season.

Former Tottenham Hotspur and Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp has jokingly told BT Sport that Liverpool will try to avoid finishing in the Europa League places.

Liverpool’s chances of finishing in the top four of the Premier League have taken a blow following their 4-1 defeat to Arsenal away from home earlier today.

The Reds are currently fifth in the league table with 54 points from 31 matches, seven points behind fourth-placed Manchester City, who have a game in hand.

“I can’t see them making it (top four) now,” Redknapp told BT Sport. “They will be scraping it out to avoid the Europa League (laughs)… I can’t see there any way they can make the top four.”

While many Liverpool fans will argue that Brendan Rodgers’s side can still end up in the top four, perhaps they will not want the team to play Europa League football next season.

Playing in the Europa League is only going to hamper Liverpool’s Premier League campaign, and it is not as if winning the competition is a matter of huge prestige.

The Merseyside outfit want to feature in the Champions League, which is easily the most prestigious club competition in the world.

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