Nicol: Liverpool unlikely to make top-four

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Liverpool legend Steve Nicol has conceded that he cannot see the Reds putting a run of form together to earn a top-four place in the Premier League this season. 

Having seemed out of contention altogether after losing a sixth straight home match recently, Jurgen Klopp‘s side remains in the picture following a 1-0 away victory against Wolves, whilst results elsewhere went in their favour.

Despite the upturn, Nicol, who played 468 times for the Reds, has told ESPN TV that he doesn’t foresee an influx of victories for the Anfield club:

“I don’t see how Liverpool can put a run of wins together. Yes, they did win today, but my goodness, they couldn’t keep the ball, didn’t really create an awful lot.

“And of course, they have actually got some home games so they must be terrified to play at home.

“They probably wish they were playing away from home every week so I don’t see Liverpool in the top four.”

Liverpool aren’t in action again until April 4 when they are on the road once again to face Arsenal after the international break.


Whilst on the face of matter it’s hard to disagree with Nicol as it remains a tall order to usurp any of the current incumbents occupying a top-four place.

However, on a more positive note, the Reds have definitely improved this last week, with two victories and importantly clean sheets.

Klopp may have struck on a partnership for the immediate term in Nat Phillips and Ozan Kabak, and let’s not forget captain and influential midfielder Jordan Henderson will be close to making a return following the upcoming break.

If Liverpool Football Club has taught us anything down the years, it’s that nothing is impossible.

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