Date: 27th July 2011 at 3:26pm
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Former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson believes that we will finish in the top four this coming season and Arsenal are the team we will replace. Lawrenson believes that Liverpool have bought very well in the transfer market since January and with the current squad we may not win the title but we will be right up there in the top four.

Many people are looking at the race for the top four and Arsenal seem to be the weakest team now in the top four. They have not spent much this summer to bolster their squad and they could easily lose two of their star players this summer in Fabregas and Nasri.

Lawrenson said, “I think Manchester United will win it, then City, Chelsea and then I’m going to say Liverpool in fourth.

“I think with Arsenal there’s too much predictability around the likes of Nasri and Fabregas. In terms of experience, they have also got no centre halves or a goalkeeper and other than Fabregas, no leader. That’s why they fell apart last season.”

“Most crucial will be their involvement in Europe, which Liverpool don’t have. This will be big for Dalglish’s team at the business end of the season, with no travelling all over the continent or playing on Thursday nights. From that point of view, I think Liverpool might just do Arsenal.”

Do you agree with Lawrenson? In my opinion I think, if Chelsea are not careful they may just fall off the rails. They have a new coach and it will be interesting to see how the players react to him. You have a lot of big egos at Chelsea such as Terry, Drogba and Torres to deal with and I doubt a young manager can handle them.