By Danny Wright
Stan Collymore has predicted that Liverpool will make solid gains in their bid to qualify for the Champions League when they travel to West Ham on Sunday.
The former Reds attacker believes that Jurgen Klopp’s side will earn a 2-1 victory at the London Stadium, which would see them return to third place in the Premier League standings.
Manchester City earned a 2-1 win against Leicester on Saturday to leapfrog Liverpool, but if Collymore’s prediction on his personal Twitter account is correct, the Merseyside club will move on to 73 points going into their last fixture of the campaign against Middlesbrough.
Sunderland 1 Swansea 1
Stoke 1 Arsenal 1
Palace 2 Hull 1
West Ham 1 Liverpool 2
Spurs 2 Man United 0.
— Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) May 13, 2017
Arsenal’s 4-1 win at Stoke means that Klopp’s men are under enormous pressure to earn a result against the Hammers as anything less than a victory could see the Gunners move into the top four if they beat Sunderland at the Emirates on Tuesday.
Collymore, 46, made 81 appearances during his two-year spell at Anfield in the mid-1990s and scored 35 goals.
The Staffordshire-born pundit failed to win any major silverware during a career which also saw him play for Nottingham Forest, Aston Villa, Leicester and Bradford.
He earned three caps for the England international team and eventually retired from the game in 2001 after a brief stint at Spanish club Real Oviedo.
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