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Liverpool legend surprisingly claims Tottenham will beat Reds to top-four finish

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Jamie Carragher says Tottenham Hotspur will beat Liverpool in top-four race this season

Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool are locked in a serious battle for a top-four finish in the Premier League this season.

Given the financial implications and the prestige of playing in the UEFA Champions League, it is very easy to understand why some would consider a top-four finish as akin to a trophy. Liverpool, in that regard, took a big step forward this weekend.

While Spurs suffered a 1-0 defeat against Wolverhampton Wanderers via an Adama Traore winner, Liverpool closed the gap between them and fourth position with a mind-boggling 7-0 win against Manchester United at Anfield.

Tottenham Hotspur's Emerson Royal celebrates scoring against West Ham United.
Tottenham Hotspur’s Emerson Royal celebrates scoring against West Ham United. (Photo by IAN KINGTON/AFP via Getty Images)

The Reds now trail us by four points and have a game in hand. One of their legends, Jamie Carragher, has claimed that Tottenham are still favourites to beat Liverpool in the top-four race due to their fixture list.

Carra making sense?

The claim comes as a surprise given Carragher’s history with the Merseyside-based giants. He is one of their biggest legends in modern football and for him to say Spurs are favourites to finish above them would have upset a lot of LFC fans.

Here is what the English pundit said on the Gary Neville Podcast (h/t Football.London):

“I think there’s probably a better feeling around Liverpool, even though I think Tottenham, this season, have probably performed better on a lot of occasions. I still favour Tottenham, because I’ve actually looked right at the fixture list and they’ve got a lot more favourable fixtures than Liverpool do.”

From the traditional ‘big six’, Spurs only have to play against Liverpool and Manchester United this season. The Reds, on the other hand, face Arsenal, Manchester City, Spurs and Chelsea from that list.

Liverpool showed against the Red Devils that they can rip teams to shreds on their day, which is why the fixture list shouldn’t really matter that much. The game isn’t played on paper.

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One can’t beat the feeling that the league clash between Spurs and LFC on 30 April could decide the top-four race. The fact that the game is at Anfield automatically puts us at a disadvantage.

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