Can Liverpool qualify for the Champions League or it will be another...

Can Liverpool qualify for the Champions League or it will be another disappointing season for the Reds? All the Tips ahead of the clash against Leicester

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Even if the season has only begun Liverpool’s performances have been already erratic. Is this what we have to expect by Jurgen Klopp’s men? Find out all the analysis and tips on what campaign will be for the Reds.

We’re a few rounds in to the season and we’ve started to seen the glimpses on what we have ahead of us. For Liverpool, it’s

been a roller coaster start with a win at Emirates before they lost to Burnley at Turf Moor, just to grab a point at White Hart Lane the week after. Our expert tipping colleagues at have done a full analysis and provided their view on what season will be for the Reds and also what we can expect from next clash against Leicester.

With Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea all having massive summers where managers been changed and players have been brought in for multi millions it’s fair to put a question mark to where Liverpool will end up during this years’ tough campaign. The Reds finished last season on a disappointing 8’th place, behind clubs like West Ham and Southampton, but with Jürgen Klopp having enjoyed his first full pre-season and summer transfer window, the expectations is of course for the club to climb the ranks. But how far will the actually be able to make it?

When the big elephants have added players like Pogba, Zlatan, Gundogan, Nolito and Kanté, Jürgen Klopp and FSG – the Liverpool owners – have once again (been forced?) to settle with the less exciting names, even though you could make a case for Gini Wijnaldum and Sadio Mané to be high class players.

But the club haven’t secured a qualified left back (yet, with 24 hours left of the window), where James Milner is now likely to play his part instead, and it also looks thin at center back and in the defensive midfield role, where there’s actually only Emre Can that has a decent track record.

If the plan is to keep Jordan Henderson on the deep midfield, I think Liverpool will be exposed in that area more than often. Which we’ve also already seen against both Arsenal and Burnley.

My feeling is that we’ll see a top three that runs away pretty smoothly and that Liverpool’s only chance

will be to challenge Spurs and Arsenal for the 4’th spot.

I can’t see Leicester keeping it up once again and West Ham seems to struggle already – maybe due to the pressure of a new stadium and the hopes of copying last year’s fine form.

For Liverpool to go head to head with Arsenal and Spurs for the 4’th will be a massive task and definitely if any injuries hurts them during the campaign. Sturridge is always a risk and the problems with injuries is also something that has been a problem among the center backs as well.

I think Liverpool will go close but I have a feeling they will fall short at the end.

So my season long bet for Liverpool is to “Miss Top Four”

Liverpool To Miss Top Four – 4/5

One of the main problems Liverpool still have is to stabilize their defense and as mentioned above there are question marks to their left back, center backs and the always in-the-spotlight-keeper, Simon Mignolet.

With that said, I think you’ll find great value in betting on both Liverpool and Leicester to score when they clash at Anfield next Saturday. The game on September 10 will be Liverpools first at Anfield during this season due to the rebuilding of their Main Stand and with Mané on fire up top but a shaky defense at the back – I will definitely throw a bet on both teams to score at the 17.30 kick off when Premier League is back after this weekend’s international break.

Liverpool v Leicester BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE – 4/5

Amit Singh is the editor of Think Football and contributes for a number of other football websites, follow on twitter @Think_Football