Wayne Rooney explains whether he thinks Spurs will finish in the top four

Wayne Rooney has been asked who he thinks will make the top four in the Premier League this season, and claimed Liverpool will pip both Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United to the final place at the end of the campaign.

As things stand, the title race will be contested between Arsenal and Manchester City. The Gunners currently hold an eight-point lead over Pep Guardiola’s men, but City do have a game in hand.

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There is then a 14-point gap between City in second and Newcastle United, Spurs, and Manchester United, who are all on 50 points. Spurs have played 29 games, while Newcastle and United have only played 27.

Somewhat surprisingly, Liverpool are now down in 8th place in the league table on 43 points after 28 games. Brighton round out the top six with 46 points from 27 games, while Aston Villa are in 7th with 44 points from 29 games.

There is a chance that most of the aforementioned teams could claim a top-four spot this year, but Rooney reckons Manchester United and Liverpool are the two teams that will get the job done.

Speaking before the mid-week fixtures, he told the Liverpool Echo: “A few weeks ago, there looked a possibility Manchester United could challenge for the Premier League title.

“Erik ten Hag’s team fell short, but they could still end up with three trophies, and I’m sure will finish in the top four, then kick on after he buys a few players to strengthen in the summer.

“So Manchester United will be there but I have a suspicion that Liverpool might sneak into it, thanks to the quality of their squad and their experience.

“They’re capable of going on a run. I see Newcastle, despite the great job Eddie has done, falling just a little short.”

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I think Liverpool have been dropping too many points to make the top four, and for me, it will be Manchester United and Newcastle United who join City and Arsenal in the Champions League places.

Like Liverpool, we are just far too inconsistent to get it across the line, and the fact we’ve played more games will hurt us down the line.

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