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Liverpool: Danny Murphy thinks Reds will miss out on top four

Liverpool: Danny Murphy thinks Reds will miss out on top four - Liverpool News

Danny Murphy has predicted that Liverpool will not achieve a top-four finish in the Premier League at the end of the season.

The Lowdown: Mauled by Wolves

Jurgen Klopp’s side were soundly beaten this past weekend, going 2-0 down within 15 minutes of their clash at Molineux.

The defeat to Wolves means the Reds have only won eight league matches this season and sit in 10th place, 11 points off fourth and 21 points behind the league leaders.

Liverpool are out of all cup competitions aside from the Champions League, where they will face Real Madrid later this month.

And they face a mammoth task to snatch a top-four spot, with the club yet to win in the league since the turn of the year.

The Latest: No top four

Speaking on TalkSport, former Reds midfielder Murphy claimed that there’s no chance Liverpool will get into the top four.

He stated: “I think the top four’s gone, I have to admit. I don’t see them turning that around. I really can’t see how they can click their fingers and become a dynamic, winning team overnight again. They’re going to have ups and downs.”

The Verdict: Steady the ship

In our view, Liverpool’s season is now relying on Europe in terms of salvaging any form of success.

Looking at where the Reds are in the league, we believe it’s simply too much for them to get back into the top four and be playing Champions League football next season.

Liverpool are currently 11 points behind fourth-placed Newcastle United with a game in hand. While they have put together solid runs of form in years gone by, they look miles away from being capable of doing what is required to reduce the deficit to those Champions League places – particularly when you consider the number of teams they would have to overhaul to get there.

As far as their tie against Real Madrid in Europe’s top competition is concerned, we can’t see them getting the better of the La Liga outfit over two legs.

Real Madrid are behind Barcelona in La Liga, but they’re still second and in much better form than Liverpool at the moment.

Klopp has to get Liverpool’s mojo back, as it could have severe consequences in the summer, as you could argue that fewer players would want to join the Reds in the next transfer window as they may have no European football, while their manager is beginning to show the pressure is getting to him amid their poor form this term.

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