Liverpool legend doesn’t think Chelsea can beat Liverpool in the race for top four

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The race for a top four finish this season, is one of the toughest we’ve seen in the Premier League era.

Leicester City do not feel safe yet in third position, and Chelsea are in 5th place and just a point behind West Ham who will be feeling some pressure in 4th. Liverpool, Tottenham and Everton are all within touching distance as we enter the closing stages of the season.

Meanwhile, Liverpool legend John Barnes has given a top four prediction that we can expect from a Reds legend. Barnes has backed his former side to oust Chelsea and West Ham to a top four finish.

“I think that Liverpool will finish fourth,” Barnes told BonusCodeBets.

“First and second place between Manchester City and Manchester United is decided. Leicester have a cushion but could easily lose a couple of matches even though they are playing consistently well.

“So fourth place is up for grabs and I think it is between Chelsea and Liverpool. Tottenham, Everton and West Ham are also there but I think Liverpool will finish fourth.

“Once Van DIjk comes back Liverpool will be competing for titles again, if he, Gomez and Matip had all been fit then Liverpool would be competing with Manchester City this season. That for me is the sole reason for me why they are not there.

“Next season, if these players come back and Liverpool add one or two signings then they will challenge again and much closer to the top than they have been this season.”

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