Redknapp claims Liverpool can still finish in the top four in the Premier League despite being vulnerable
Despite playing with “very low confidence,” former England player Jamie Redknapp claims that “fragile” Liverpool can still finish in the top four.
Just days after being humiliated by Real Madrid at Anfield in the Champions League, Jurgen Klopp’s team toiled at Selhurst Park. Despite this, they moved up to seventh place after a 0-0 draw with Crystal Palace, leaving them six points behind fourth-placed Tottenham, who play Chelsea live on Sunday on Sky Sports.
According to Sky Sports pundit Redknapp, Liverpool’s current situation can be summarised by the fact that the team was unable to defeat an ineffective Palace team despite having Cody Gakpo miss a golden opportunity and Mo Salah hit the crossbar.
Redknapp commented that he is glad Wilf Zaha sat out today. He could have unlocked the door given the way Liverpool defended. Redknapp reckons that the performance was what he anticipated from Liverpool given their current state. They don’t play with any freedom, are exceedingly insecure, and are frail.
He said that the clean sheet is undoubtedly a benefit since, after conceding five in the previous week, you must undoubtedly put up a fight. But these are difficult circumstances right now. The clubs around them, like Spurs, will believe that’s a nice result for them, so he wouldn’t say it’s a point gained. However, right now it’s just about gradually regaining their confidence.
Redknapp added that Liverpool occasionally had an opportunity, but they didn’t fully take advantage of them. And that’s exactly where they are right now. Changes must be made in the summer, but you shouldn’t worry about it.
Redknapp thinks Liverpool’s upcoming games against rival Manchester United and Wolves, both at home on Wednesday, are crucial to their chances of finishing in the top four. As a Liverpool player, you should focus on the games that can make or break a season, especially if you find yourself in a vulnerable position. If they win on March 5 (against Man Utd) and in the middle of the week, everything might change. The top four now becomes a feasible goal, which he still believes they can achieve.
These next two games at home must be victories for them. They need to regain their confidence and belief at home since the Real Madrid performance may have taken some of it away. Yet Redknapp genuinely thinks that these games will be the deciding factor.
Jude Bellingham is a top target for Liverpool’s summer rebuild, and even if the team is unsuccessful in its chase of the top four, Redknapp believes the greatest players will still want to play at Anfield.
Redknapp stated that acquiring star players in their low time has never been an issue for Manchester United. Club owners, in his opinion, will invest. They must be aware of what to do, according to Redknapp. Jurgen Klopp probably wouldn’t have stayed there either if he didn’t think that. Whether it’s these owners or investors, he believes they will have no problem in investing more.