Liverpool hero John Aldridge has urged Brendan Rodgers and his men to keep fighting for a place in the Premier League’s top four.
Saturday’s victory over Queens Park Rangers, as well as Manchester United’s surprising home defeat to West Brom, has left us just four points off a place in next season’s Champions League, with nine still to play for. And whilst we have the tough ask of facing the champions Chelsea, Louis van Gaal’s men have to face Arsenal, as well as away fixtures against Crystal Palace and Hull.
According to the Liverpool Echo, the former striker believes that we need to continue fighting, as United arguably have a tougher run-in than we do.
“Let’s really fight for that fourth spot because if Manchester United slip up it could be the most surprising end to the season ever by us winning our last three games.
“United have lost three on the bounce and they’ve got Crystal Palace away which is no gimme, Arsenal at home – certainly no gimme – and then Hull City away who’ll be fighting tooth and nail to stay up so you just don’t know.
“Don’t get me wrong it’s still unlikely but they’ve given us a lifeline and we should try and take it,” he said.
United are currently on a very poor run, and look as if their season is tailing off without much of a fight. Not only have they lost their three matches, but they have failed to score during those games, and once again, look like the side that struggled for much of the early part of the season, forcing questions to be asked about van Gaal’s future.