Harry Redknapp shares details of his Gerrard bet about where Liverpool will finish
By Danny Wright
Harry Redknapp has revealed that he thinks Liverpool will finish outside of the Premier League’s top four and has had a bet with club legend Steven Gerrard to prove his certainty.
The 70-year-old former Tottenham manager believes that Jurgen Klopp’s side will finish around sixth place and fail to qualify for next season’s Champions League.
Liverpool are currently in fifth place, in a guaranteed Europa League spot, but could drop to Redknapp’s predicted sixth place if results were to go against them this weekend.
The former Tottenham boss also added that he believes Liverpool are nowhere near challenging for their first ever Premier League title and has put at risk £500 to prove his certainty that the Merseyside club will finish the season outside the top four.
“I’ve said all along: they will finish about sixth,” Redknapp wrote in his column in the London Evening Standard.
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“I had a bet on BT Sport with Steven Gerrard and Steve McManaman they won’t be in the top four come May, with the loser donating £500 to charity.
“I still think my money’s safe. They are miles away from challenging for the title.”
The Reds have won just one league game in 2017 which was a 2-0 victory against Tottenham on February 11.
After what looked to be a turning point for Klopp, his side succumbed to a 3-1 loss on the road to managerless Leicester on Monday.
Liverpool welcome Arsenal to Anfield on Saturday and their fans will be pleased to know that they have not lost to a team in the top half of the league this season.
They beat Arsenal 4-3 on the opening day of the season at the Emirates and a win could see them move back into the top four, much to Redknapp’s disappointment.
In other Liverpool news, Simon Mignolet has an alternate take on the club’s recent criticism.