Jamie Redknapp tips Liverpool to miss out on top four

Jamie Redknapp tips Liverpool to miss out on top four

Liverpool will miss out on the top four due to injuries and their drop-off in confidence and performance levels, says Jamie Redknapp. 

Liverpool suffered their fourth consecutive defeat in the Premier League following a 2-0 loss to Everton in the Merseyside derby. The Red also suffered yet again another injury blow with Jordan Henderson becoming the latest player to be struck by injury hence putting Liverpool's hopes of qualifying in the Champions League in doubt. 

"Teams have found a way. I remember when West Brom came to Anfield, they sat back and let Liverpool get crosses into the box, and because they haven't got that focal point of a big striker you end up crossing the ball for the sake of it, not working little balls into the frontman, getting runners from midfield… And they have struggled, especially when they go a goal behind, to find the answer," he told  Pitch to Post Preview Podcast. 

"It will come, of course it will come, but right now everything Liverpool do feels difficult. When you're in a team struggling for form, even the basics, simple passes, crosses, normally they'd find a man but they're not quite happening for them now. They have to get their confidence back.

"They might not finish top four. It wouldn't be a surprise - it's actually more of a surprise if they did finish top four in the form they're in."

"But they'll have to look at this as an exercise. It's not gone well for them but how can they do in the Champions League? Can they win the Champions League and upset the odds and do something incredibly special on that front?"

The Reds will travel to Bramall Lane to take on struggling Sheffield United on Sunday. 

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