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Gary Neville says Liverpool are in pole position in the fascinating battle for a Champions League place with Tottenham, Everton and Manchester United.

Last Updated: 08/02/14 at 15:28 Post Comment

The race for fourth heats up this weekend as Everton (currently fifth) and Tottenham (sixth) meet at White Hart Lane on Super Sunday, followed by Manchester United's home clash with Fulham.

There are currently only seven points separating Liverpool in fourth and United in seventh as the war for the top four begins to hit boiling point.

Sky Sports expert Neville joined Ed Chamberlin to discuss Super Sunday's big games - live on Sky Sports 1 from 12.30pm - exclusively for skysports.com which you can watch in the video above.

The former Manchester United captain spoke of the thrilling battles going on up and down the league and said he still hasn't ruled out fourth spot for his old club despite their erratic form this season.

He said: "There's little fights going on everywhere. The relegation is incredible and we've never seen anything like it before, the top of the league is obviously tight and the Champions League spaces with Everton, Tottenham, United and Liverpool is fascinating as well.

"I have to say that at the moment Liverpool are in pole position and look the strongest.

"Liverpool were top of the league on Boxing Day and I think that there has been progression there this season, mainly through Luis Suarez's form who has been incredible but he is supported and aided by the rest of his team mates.

"I would have said a few weeks ago that United would have got fourth place, I'm not going to change it just yet, but there has to be big improvements.

"Everton had a good response to that demoralising derby defeat and Tottenham we're not quite sure about are we? The big battles for all teams are still to come and it could be any of those four, but I think it will be between United and Liverpool."

Rivals

Neville might think that the top four race is going to be between Liverpool and United, but Sunday's game at White Hart Lane is a highly-anticipated clash between two new and relatively unproven managers at this level; Roberto Martinez in his first season at Everton and Tim Sherwood, who took over from the sacked Andre Villas-Boas in December.

And Gary, thinks this one could be interesting...

"I think it's too far out to say this game is a must win because teams are going to drop points before the end of the season.

"Obviously what you want to do is take points off your direct rivals but Tim Sherwood will know and be aware that United play Arsenal and Liverpool play Arsenal within three or four days of this game.

"I think he'll want to win, of course he will, but if they do drop points in the match it won't be fatal for them in terms of Champions League because of the fact that other teams will take points off each other. We've seen that in the last week or so.

"I think that was a good result for Roberto Martinez (the 2-1 win over Aston Villa). It was a spirited comeback from the fact they'd been 1-0 down and they'd had that derby defeat.

"They very rarely do well at Anfield - for them to get back quickly and show some spirit and character is important and is what you want to do at any club because if you lose a game you need to win one as quickly as possible after it.

"We've got a really good game on Sunday. Tottenham v Everton is an interesting match."

Watch the video above to hear more of Gary's views on this Sunday's big games, the top-four race and why Liverpool are the favourites.

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