Both Manchester’s clubs have given Liverpool an edge in top four finish

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Liverpool couldn’t hope for a better climax in their bid to finish in top four as they will travel to Vicarage Road to face Watford on Monaday. Manchester United and Manchester City, both have six points in their hands to go ahead of Liverpool on Premier League table, but they collected only two points from their last two games to give the Reds an edge in top four finish.

Anfield giants loses their game against Crystal Palace on thirty-fourth match day, giving an advantage to the Manchester’s neighbors as they were having two games in hand. But, Manchester derby failed to live up to the expectation and both ended up earning a point from 0-0 draw in their 33rd Premier League fixture. It followed up with United’s game against Swansea, and City’s game against Middlesbrough, but both once again failed to collect all three points, and managed a 1-1 & 2-2 draw respectively. It gives Liverpool an edge to continue to sit at third with better goal difference against City, and a chance to see them off with three points lead as they finish Premier League thirty-fifth match day against Watford.

Arsenal ends their hope of qualifying in top four as they lose the North London derby against Tottenham Hotspur 2-0. Although, they still have a game in hand, but they are five points away from the fifth placed Manchester United. It left Liverpool, Manchester United & Manchester City to keep fighting for the other two places in top four, knowing Chelsea & Tottenham Hotspur already acquires that top two.

Liverpool will be back with their full strength against Watford as they got the boost of Adam Lallana & Daniel Sturridge back in squad from their injuries. Coutinho & Firmino, the Brazilian duo has done a fair job in absence of key midfielder Lallana, and top striker Daniel Sturridge & Sadio Mane. It will be another test for the Jurgen Klopp’s men away from home against a team who sits in bottom half of the table.

However, Klopp himself is not sweating over top four finish. He said as reported by Daily Star, “One of the first things I learned in football is that it makes sense only to think about the next game.”

“If we win no games in the last four, it will be difficult to be in the Champions League. If we win one, it will be unlikely. If we win two, it’s not really likely. But, if we start winning three, it can work. If we win four, I would say it’s more likely it will happen. So, that’s how it is. We know all this, but the only way to do this is to win the next one, and that’s what we should try.”

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