Liverpool news: Shearer believes Reds are in three-way battle for fourth

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23rd Mar, 2017 | 2:04pm

Alan Shearer delivers Liverpool top four verdict

By Harvey Byrne

Premier League great and BBC pundit Alan Shearer has told that he believes Liverpool are in a three-way battle with Manchester United and Arsenal for fourth place.

The Reds are currently occupying the fourth spot in England’s top-flight with four points keeping them above the Red Devils and an entire six points separating them from the Gunners.

However, both clubs have two games in hand over Jurgen Klopp’s side, which could result in Liverpool dropping down to sixth after the fixtures have played out.

Now, Liverpool have dropped out of the top four just once since game week five this season, but Shearer still believes the Reds are at risk of falling out of the Champions League places.

“After Saturday’s performance, you have got to question whether Arsenal have got the bottle or the mentality to finish fourth,” wrote Shearer in his column for the Sun.

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“I see it as a three-way battle between them, Liverpool and Manchester United for fourth spot.

“But, right now, I don’t fancy Arsenal for anything — and they play Manchester City in their next game.”

Liverpool last finished in the top four under Brendan Rodgers in 2014 when they came second in the Premier League.

However, that occasion has marked their only time finishing back in the top spots in the last eight years for the famous side.

They will next face close rivals Everton after the international break and Klopp’s team will be keen to continue after picking up two victories and a draw against Manchester City in their last three matches.

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