Our former captain Steven Gerrard reckons that Chelsea, Spurs, ourselves and Manchester City will finish in the Champions League spots this season, despite our 2-2 draw with Bournemouth last night.
Liverpool could have stamped our authority on the chase, but foolishly conceded late on against the Cherries, who we’d dominated all game.
It was yet another example of Liverpool dropping points against so-called lesser sides who’d sat back and defended for their lives against us.
But Gerrard still thinks we’re in a better position than rivals Arsenal and Manchester United, who currently sit in fifth and sixth respectively.
“I think Manchester City will get in there and Liverpool will be the other team,” he said, reported in the Star.
“I think Manchester United and Arsenal will miss out – that’s my prediction.”
If United win their games in hand, they’ll go level on points with us, as will Arsenal. We have a slightly superior goal-difference than both, and there’s no guarantees they’ll pick up consecutive wins, of course.
It’s better to have points on the board, but throwing away two last night was really stupid. If it proves costly at the end of the campaign, we’ll have only ourselves to blame.