Liverpool legend Ian Rush believes the current squad is good enough to achieve a top-four finish and believes their 4-0 derby win over Everton will give them the push they need to achieve a Champions League finish.
The Reds were on fine form last night during their Merseyside Derby victory and after the game, Rush admitted that it could have easily been more for the hosts, but he believes they showed enough to prove they have the quality to finish in the top-four.
Liverpool are currently battling with Everton and Tottenham for the final Champions League spot, and Rush believes this is the year they will be back in Europe’s top competition.
Rush said: “It was an absolutely fantastic performance. I think before the game people were saying it was going to be a close game, both teams attacking teams, but I thought as a team it was an absolutely fantastic performance.
“It was 4-0 but it could have been six or seven in the end and they could actually have created history.
“It’s too soon to say about going on and winning the league. I think you’ve got to be realistic. At the start of the season if you finish in the top four, we’ll take that.
“There are three teams, Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City, you’d expect them to be in the top four then it’s like three or four teams fighting for that fourth place.
“But it was a big result for Liverpool because Everton were fighting for that fourth place again, so I think from that point of view we’ve got to be looking to maybe finish in third or fourth if we do well.”
Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt – @AlexsArticles