Liverpool are still in with a shout of qualifying for the Champions League by pipping Manchester United to fourth spot, Adam Lallana has claimed.
Liverpool’s hopes of a top-four finish looked dead after a poor run of results, including defeats against United and Arsenal, however they have now been thrown a lifeline.
United’s shock defeat against West Brom last Saturday means Liverpool are just four points behind with three games remaining, and Lallana believes the door to the Champions League is still open.
The Reds have two very winnable games against Crystal Palace and Hull but they must travel to Chelsea this weekend hoping the Blues take their foot off the gas after winning the title last weekend.
“We can still finish in the top four but we need to take maximum points now. We’ll keep fighting right to the end. We all know what can happen.
“United have some tough games to play and I am sure they will drop more points. We have to put pressure on United by going to Stamford Bridge and getting three points. Pressure is a tough thing to deal with.
“We need to beat Chelsea and Palace and hope it all comes down to the final weekend. We all knew that last week was a big week and it was disappointing to only get four points out of the games against West Brom, Hull and QPR.
“We would have been right on their toes, if not ahead of United, if we had performed better. But we still have a chance and everyone believes fourth place is still possible.”
Liverpool are priced at 3.52 to win at Stamford Bridge, with the Blues 2.08 and the draw 3.28.