Jamie Carragher predicts where Liverpool will finish this season

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It's been a satisfactory start to the new Premier League season for Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool.

Four points from a possible nine after spending approximately £75 million on summer transfers is far from an ideal return, but a thumping away win over Arsenal and draw with Tottenham suggest the best is yet to come from the Reds.

So much so that there's an expectation amongst fans that Liverpool can build upon their dismal eighth-place finish last season and secure Champions League football at the very least.


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Klopp's side were brilliant against the top teams last term but let themselves down by dropping points against those in the bottom half of the table.

But where does Jamie Carragher see his beloved Liverpool finishing this season? Well, in an exclusive interview with Goal, he answered just that.

According to the former centre-back, Klopp's men will finish in the top four and pip champions Leicester City and Arsenal to a place in the process.

He said: "I think we'll go back to the norm - I know Leicester fans might not like me saying that - but I think the heavyweights will come back.

"I'd expect the top four to consist of Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea and I think Liverpool might get in there.

"I think the fact Liverpool have got no European football, same as Chelsea, I think it's a massive advantage they have over the others."

Bold prediction from Carragher, I think you'll agree.

To exclude Leicester from the top four is one thing, but to claim Liverpool will beat both Arsenal and Tottenham to the punch is another, especially considering how the Gunners have made the top four every season since 1996.

It'll be interesting to see how his predictions pan out come next May.

Speaking at an EA Sports FIFA 17 event, Carragher was also asked for his take on Dejan Lovren's recent form.

"He gets that big-money move to Liverpool and it seemed to fall apart in his first season," he added.

"I think it was helped by Brendan Rodgers' teams and the way they set up, it was very on the front foot, so as a defender it makes it more difficult.

"I don't think it's so the case with Jurgen Klopp. That's what's helped his performances and made him look more like a £20 million player."

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