Pundit Jason Cundy shares his verdict on Liverpool’s chances of securing a place in the top-four this year.
Speaking on TalkSPORT this morning, the former Chelsea professional claimed the Reds have an opportunity to qualify for the Champions League this year.
However, he remains unsure whether they will actually pull it off.
“But they’ve got to do that now until the end of the season,” Cundy said.
“And they’ve got a chance, they’ve got a chance of getting top four. No questions about that.
“Do I think they’ll get there? I think it’s too early. I think it’s too early to say one way or the other.
“Because we’ve not seen Liverpool enough this season back-to-back to back-to-back games. That’s what they’re going to have to do to get themselves up that table.
“Nine-point gap when Liverpool are flying, they can make that up.
“But I need to see more of that Liverpool consistency that we saw three or four years ago when they won the title.”
Cundy says Liverpool could finish in the top-four
Liverpool currently sit ninth in the Premier League table, having gained three points against Everton last night.
After 21 games played, Jurgen Klopp’s men have amassed 32 points, having won just nine times all season.
Incredibly, the likes of Brighton, Fulham and Brentford are ahead of the Reds in the table.
Newcastle are currently fourth, on 41 points from 22 matches. This means that if Liverpool beat them on Saturday at St James’ Park, then they’ll be just six points behind them.
Having demonstrated a huge increase in performance against the Toffees yesterday, the Merseyside outfit have shown they are more than capable of closing the gap.
However, it will take consistent results to do so – a big ask with how they’ve set themselves up this term.