By Harvey Byrne

Former Liverpool midfielder Dietmar Hamann has claimed on Twitter that Everton can challenge for a top-four finish this season.

The broadcaster and pundit aired his views that the Toffees won’t be far off a Champions League place following their 3-0 win against Sunderland on Monday evening.

Hamann wrote on his personal Twitter account after the match stating that he believes Everton have a well-balanced side and that they could push for the top four.

The Germany international moved to Everton’s rivals Liverpool in 1999 and spent seven years at the club.

He won the FA Cup, League Cup, Champions League and UEFA Cup while at the club, becoming a key part in the Reds’ midfield.

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However, he hasn’t let his Anfield ties sway his judgement on Everton and he believes that they could be in for a good season under Ronald Koeman.

The Dutch manager left Southampton to move to Goodison Park in the summer and he brought five senior players with him to Merseyside, including Ashley Williams, Yannick Bolasie and Enner Valencia.

Prior to the match against Sunderland the Toffees have been in good form winning three of their opening four Premier League matches, alongside a draw in their season opener against Tottenham.

In other Everton news, five Toffees players have been named in Sky Sports’ top 20 players in the Premier League this week.