Rio Ferdinand and Peter Crouch both have Liverpool missing out on the top four, after putting up a valiant late season push.
Speaking on BT Sport, Ferdinand and Crouch were asked to predict Liverpool’s fate – as the season really hots up.
All of a sudden Jurgen Klopp’s side have genuine hope of a Champions League place, having looked out of the race for much of the season.
Liverpool are currently perched just one point behind Manchester United, although they have played one game more than Erik Ten Hag’s side.
United slipped up against West Ham United yesterday, which has raised optimism around Anfield that an unlikely top four push could be on.
And while Ferdinand and Crouch both think that Liverpool will go on a winning run until the end of the campaign, they think that ultimately the Reds will fall short.
“I think Liverpool will win all their last three games but I think United will probably do just about enough to get into the top four, I’d be really surprised if they don’t,” Ferdinand said.
Crouch agreed, saying: “I agree with Rio, I think Liverpool win those games but I think United do just about enough.”
Will Liverpool do it?
Well, regardless of how the season goes now, it is nice that it really feels alive.
For a stage this looked like petering out into nothingness, but there is real hope that Liverpool could somehow do this.
Klopp’s side’s remaining fixtures look pretty friendly, with only Leicester City, Aston Villa and Southampton left to play.
All three appear to be winnable games, although Leicester, Villa and Southampton all have their own battles to fight, whether that be in terms of scrapping against relegation or for a European spot.
United, meanwhile, seem to be having a wobble at the wrong time of the season. And everyone with a Liverpool bias will hope that their slump continues for as long as possible!