In an exclusive interview with Football FanCast, Dean Windass said that he’s still confident Liverpool will finish in the top four.
Goals from Curtis Jones and Roberto Firmino saw Jurgen Klopp’s team end their four-match losing run in the Premier League with victory over Sheffield United on Sunday, although they did follow it up with a 1-0 defeat at Anfield against Chelsea on Thursday.
But Liverpool have endured a difficult campaign, with a number of long-term injuries ending their chances of retaining the Premier League – with Virgil Van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Joel Matip and captain Jordan Henderson all currently unavailable.
Despite their struggles, Windass told FFC that he still believes Klopp’s men will get over the line and ensure another year of Champions League football at Anfield. He said:
“I think they will. Everybody goes through a dip, but they’ve had a poor season because of what they did last year.
“Nobody said that about Leicester, because nobody expected Leicester to win the league. Nobody expected Liverpool to win the league, but because there’s such a massive history of the cups that they’ve won. Liverpool win the league, can they go and do it again next year? Leicester win the league, if they survive in the Premier League, they’ve done well.
“I think Liverpool will finish the job.”
Whilst Liverpool are still in contention to finish in the top four, with their injury list showing few signs of letting up Klopp still has a tough task on his hands.
The Reds still have to face Manchester United and Arsenal after their trip to Stamford Bridge, plus tricky looking fixtures against Aston Villa and Leeds United, so they’ll need to improve dramatically in order to fight off some of their rivals.