Jamie Carragher has backed Liverpool to finish inside the top four despite a slow start to the 2022-23 season.
The Reds are ninth in the Premier League with four wins from their opening 12 fixtures.
They qualified from their Champions League group fairly comfortably despite a heavy 4-1 loss against Napoli on matchday one.
It has been a bizarre start to the season for Jurgen Klopp’s side.
They bounced back after failing to win any of their opening three league fixtures by battering Bournemouth 9-0.
And then after winning one in six, Liverpool won 7-1 at Rangers, beat Manchester City and West Ham 1-0, respectively, only to lose at Nottingham Forest.
A 3-0 win at Ajax was then backed up by a 2-1 home defeat to Leeds United, who became the first team to win at Anfield with Virgil van Dijk on the pitch as a Liverpool player.
Of course, they reacted by inflicting Napoli’s only defeat of the season on Tuesday.
Liverpool face Tottenham Hotspur away from home on Sunday, which will obviously be a win as they are not favourites.
And despite the fact they are already seven points off fourth and 15 points behind league leaders Arsenal, Jamie Carragher has backed his former side to finish fourth ahead of Manchester United and Chelsea.
Carragher was high in praise of Arsenal, who have been one of his “favourite” teams to watch this term.
He has backed the Gunners to finish second behind Manchester City, with Tottenham sitting pretty in third.
“I think the north London clubs [Arsenal and Tottenham] will both get in it now, I really do believe that,” he told the Daily Mirror.
“I have loved watching Arsenal, they’ve almost been my favourite team to watch this season.
“I think Liverpool will get in there ahead of Chelsea and Man United and then the two north London clubs will be alongside Man City.
“But I think it will be a fight that goes right down to the wire and as a Liverpool supporter if you offered me fourth now I would bite your hand off.
“I think Liverpool are in a right fight for that and they could easily finish sixth. But I do think Liverpool will stick in there and I do think in that second-half of the season we’ve got to see the Liverpool of old at some stage.
“When Liverpool get back to that it is too much for everybody else in this league, except Man City. But if they don’t get back to that consistency it’s going to be tough for them.”
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