Former Spurs and Arsenal star predicts Liverpool will miss out on the top four

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Former Premier League defender William Gallas expects Tottenham Hotspur to finish above Liverpool in the standings this season.

Tottenham have started their league campaign with an impressive 4-1 thumping of Southampton. The hosts overcame an initial setback after James Ward-Prowse got the scoring underway on Saturday, before the floodgates opened for Spurs.

Liverpool, on the other hand, were dealt an unexpected result against a newly promoted Fulham side. Jurgen Klopp’s team were held 2-2 on the day as Marco Silva’s men impressed throughout the 90 minutes.

Spurs did pretty well against the Reds last season, having earned two draws despite finishing 21 points behind the Merseysiders.

Gallas, who previously played for Tottenham, Chelsea, and Arsenal, believes that last season’s FA Cup winners will crash out of this year’s Premier League top four.

Sadio Mane’s departure, Luis Diaz not quite filling his boots, and Liverpool’s knack for conceding goals were cited as reasons behind Gallas’ surprising prediction.

Gallas said (Genting Casino): “As an ex-London player, I have to say Chelsea, Arsenal or Tottenham to win the Premier League.

“On top four, Liverpool can miss out because they don’t have Sadio Mane anymore and Diaz does not have the same impact. Liverpool always concede goals too, like we saw against Fulham. Even if I like how Liverpool play, I think it will be City, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham.”

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Basing such a claim on one game is not wise, especially when Liverpool have already showcased their quality in the Community Shield win against Manchester City.

Liverpool do have some concerning issues, particularly in their midfield which could be heightened should more injuries crop up in those positions.

Despite their problems, they will probably finish in the top two once again, even if Spurs did get two good results against them last time around.

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