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5 reasons why Liverpool still aren’t genuine top four contenders

The importance of Lucas and Gerrard cannot be underestimated It’s been almost the perfect weekend for Liverpool fans.

First and foremost was their win over Sunderland at the Stadium of Light yesterday, which saw the return of a certain Luis Suarez, who went on to fire two goals in the Reds’ 3-1 win.

Then there was the fact Manchester United lost again – this time at home to West Bromwich Albion – whilst Manchester City, Chelsea and Tottenham all dropped points.

Arsenal were the only other top team to record a victory, and the win at the Stadium of Light pushed Liverpool two points behind the Gunners into second place.

Four victories from their opening six games makes fine reading for Liverpool fans, and this season has seen them discussed as genuine top four contenders.

The players and Brendan Rodgers are refusing to get carried away with their start, and have always played down talks of an assault on the Premier League’s top sides.

Despite their fantastic start, make no mistake that a top four push is going to be a huge challenge for Liverpool this season.

Whilst everyone at Anfield is craving a return to the Champions League, you would have to say that on paper there are four or five teams with a stronger squad, therefore possessing a better chance at finishing higher than the Reds.

There is no reason why Rodgers’ side can’t spring a surprise, or at least make a real good go of it. But with all the hype surrounding Liverpool at the moment, we have identified 5 reasons to suggest they may still fall short of a top four finish this season.

Click on Anfield to reveal the 5 reasons why Liverpool still aren’t genuine top four contenders.

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