By Harvey Byrne
Gary Neville has stated that he thinks Tottenham are as good as Liverpool, but believes that with Spurs competing in Europe they will finish below the Reds.
The north London side are currently sat in fifth place and two places behind their Merseyside counterparts, as Jurgen Klopp’s team sit three points above.
Tottenham are the only unbeaten side left in the Premier League, but with five draws and five wins from their first 10 matches it has seen them placed outside of the top four.
Now having already played 15 matches this season in a demanding fixture list, Sky Sports pundit Neville believes that will be the difference between the two clubs.
“It will be an advantage,” started Neville, as quoted by the Sky Sports website. “I think Tottenham are as good as Liverpool, I think Tottenham are as good as Chelsea, there’s no doubt, but because Spurs are in European competition I would put Chelsea and Liverpool ahead of them in the Premier League for that reason.
“I think Manchester City and Arsenal are the better teams, but can you trust either of them fully yet? I don’t think you can. That’s not to say they won’t go and deliver, but because they’re in Europe, and that they’ve shown glimpses of the old Arsenal and old City, they’ve got to give me more yet before I trust them.
“That’s without even mentioning United, who have fallen behind a little bit.”
Without European football this campaign Liverpool have played two fixtures less than Tottenham, which has aided them with extra rest periods between matches.
However, the famous English club will be keen to return to Champions League football as they’ve entered their second season without it.
They will face Watford at Anfield in the league next as they enjoy an impressive run with eight wins from their last nine fixtures in all competitions.
In other Tottenham news, this first-team player has issued a warning to Arsenal ahead of the north London clash.