Ossie Ardiles assesses Liverpool and Tottenham’s top four chances

Liverpool and Tottenham will face competition from Manchester United for a top four finish.

Speaking to talkSPORT, Spurs legend Ossie Ardiles has discussed the potential of Liverpool and Tottenham finishing in the top four, admitting that a third team are also in the hunt for that final Champions League spot.

When asked if Liverpool or Spurs will finish fourth, Ardiles said: “Fourth place is there for the taking, but I wouldn’t say it was between Liverpool and Tottenham. It’s between Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham. I don’t think United are the team that many think they are.”

Ardiles has suggested that fourth place is there for the taking, with Chelsea currently performing so poorly, but the Argentine legend has claimed that Liverpool and Spurs are fighting off Manchester United for the fourth place.

United have been very hit and miss this season, struggling their way through games, but still picking up results at an incredible rate. They currently sit fourth, but only one point ahead of Spurs, and they are in a much worse run of form that the Lilywhites currently are.

Liverpool are further off the top four, with five points separating the Merseyside club from United, but they are starting to find some form, and it is early enough in the season for them to be able to recover and shoot up the table.

Ardiles has no doubt that one of Spurs, Liverpool and United will finish in the top four, although it is more likely that two of them end the campaign in the Champions League spots.

Chelsea are going to find it hard to recover and get into the top four, and if Liverpool and Spurs continue their good form, and United continue to win points despite playing poorly, it will be a close race to see which teams can end the campaign in the Champions League qualifying spots.

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