Arsene Wenger rates Liverpool's top 4 chances after Leicester defeat

Arsene Wenger rates Liverpool's top 4 chances after Leicester defeat

- Arsene wenger alluded Liverpool's poor run of results with loss of key players to injuries

- Liverpool have lost three league matches on the bounce to dent their hopes of retaining the EPL title

- Wenger has expressed fears the Reds could miss out on a place in the top four altogether

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Arsene Wenger has warned Liverpool could miss out on a slot in the top four at the end of the season following the Reds' woeful run of results in recent days.

The Jurgen Klopp-tutored side suffered a 3-1 defeat in the hands of Leicester City on Saturday, February 13, and now trail league leaders Man City by 13 points.

The result leaves them in fourth with 40 points from 24 matches and face the prospect of dropping to seventh by the time they play their next league fixture.

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Arsene Wenger rates Liverpool's top 4 chances after Leicester defeat
Arsene Wenger worries about Liverpool's top 4 chances. Photo by Plumb Images.
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Liverpool looked on course to beating the Foxes at the King Power Stadium after Mohamed Salah fired them ahead in the 67th minute.

But a controversial James Maddison free-kick 10 minutes later saw the hosts spring a comeback, with Alisson Becker's calamitous goalkeeping allowing the homeside score two quick fire goals to steer Leicester to victory.

Wenger, while assessing Liverpool's title chances all but declared that chance is gone, adding the Merseyside outfit could equally fail to qualify for the Champions League.

The Frenchman told beIN Sports when asked if Liverpool's title race is over:

"That’s definitely over because with the number of points they have now, 40 points, 24 games, it’s impossible."
"Liverpool was prepared to go for the title. Today they know as well as we know that that is over."

The Leicester defeat was Liverpool's successive loss in the league, with their last happening in the hands of Man City.

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They are scheduled to take on Everton in their next top-flight match on Saturday, February 20, in a tie they will be desperate to use to return to winning ways.

However, before then, they will have to contend with a Round of 16 Champions League clash against Bundesliga giants, RB Leipzig, on Tuesday night, February 16.

Meanwhile, earlier reported that Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has stated that the Gunners will know their true status in all competitions by the end of February.

The Gunners, who have suffered back-to-back league defeats, face a testing four-game run between now and the end of the month.

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