• Premier League

Dalglish: Fourth spot is Liverpool's to lose

ESPN staff
February 6, 2014
Kenny Dalglish says Liverpool have the advantage © Getty Images

Former Liverpool manager and player Kenny Dalglish believes it will be tough for another club to overtake Liverpool in fourth place in the Premier League.

Liverpool are eight points off league-leaders Arsenal, but are currently occupying fourth spot in the table, and they have a two-point lead over Merseyside rivals Everton and a three-point advantage over Tottenham.

And club legend Dalglish feels fourth place is Liverpool's to lose.

"Liverpool are in fourth spot right now and someone has to come and take it off them because they're not going to give it up," he said.

"They're two points better off than the team below them [Everton] and they have a massively better goal difference. You have to play one game at a time but they are in a very good position at a good time."

Meanwhile, Luis Suarez believes a win for Liverpool over Arsenal on Saturday will give the side the confidence they need to ensure they secure a place in the top four.

Suarez, who was the subject of two bids from Arsenal in the summer, says a victory over the Gunners will boost their morale as Brendan Rodgers' men aim to qualify for the Champions League having missed out on Europe's premier club competition for the past four seasons.

"Arsenal are the leaders in the table and victory would be good for morale, give the whole squad an enormous injection and reduce the points difference at the top," Suarez told the Mirror. "We didn't have success at the Emirates [Arsenal won November's reverse fixture 2-0] so our objective now is to win and I believe we have that chance.

"It has been such a hard season. It's rare that everything could be decided on the last day but we must keep going and to ensure that happens we need results against the other main candidates."

Also, Martin Skrtel says Liverpool will make life difficult for Arsenal at Anfield. "I'm confident we can beat Arsenal. We definitely have the strength to do so. They are the leaders at the moment but we can give them a hard time," he said.

© ESPN Sports Media Ltd
ESPN staff Close