By Amir Mir
Charlie Adam believes the “momentum” is with Manchester United in regards to Liverpool’s top four chances.
Jurgen Klopp’s side were beaten once again in the Premier League at the weekend this time at the hands of relegation-threatened Hull.
Goals from Alfred N’Diaye and on-loan Everton striker Oumar Niasse inflicted a fourth defeat in five games in all competitions for the Reds.
As a result, they have fallen outside of the top four which is now occupied by leaders Chelsea, Tottenham, Arsenal and Manchester City.
Stoke City midfielder Adam gave his verdict on his former club and their chances of finishing in a Champions League place.
“The momentum is with Manchester United at the moment,” Adam told Radio Five Live. “It’s going to be difficult, but Liverpool is a wonderful club and they will turn it around.
“They have good players and the blip has probably cost them the title. The top four is a realistic target for them still.”
Klopp’s side had started off the season in promising fashion showing signs of not just finishing in the top four but possibly winning the title.
However, since the turn of the year, their form had dipped both in the league and in other domestic competitions.
The Merseyside club were knocked out of the EFL Cup at the hands of Southampton and suffered a shock defeat against Championship side Wolves in the FA Cup.
They have another tough match to deal with on Saturday when second-placed Tottenham visit Anfield for a mouth-watering encounter.
A win for Klopp could see his team move to within a point of second but dropped points could see Manchester United leapfrog them in the table.
In other Liverpool news, John Aldridge has stated that the club must replace this 27-year-old in the summer.