Phil Thompson backs Liverpool to finish in top four
Liverpool have seen their title bid fall apart since the turn of the year, having failed to win any of their five Premier League games of 2017.
The Reds have fallen to fifth in the table, with fierce rivals Manchester United and Everton just one and six points behind, respectively.
But former Anfield defender Thompson reckons Klopp will guide Liverpool back to a Champions League qualifying spot before the end of the campaign.
Thompson, 63, fears fourth-place Arsenal and United will miss out, though, with Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham completing his predicted top four.
Jurgen Klopp urged to revert to his trusted starting XI
The pundit told Sky Sports: "It so tough right now and Arsenal or United could easily end up being second and third.
"The top four can change every week, certainly second, third and fourth and it's closer than ever before behind Chelsea.
"I think Liverpool are having their blip and will come back.
"Everybody was getting very excited because Liverpool were on such a good run and in a good position, but it's maybe the right time to have a dip in form in the sense that they can turn it around for the run in.
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"They have to learn how to be quicker in possession around the box, which is the issue with breaking teams down.
"Jurgen Klopp has got to go back to his best team that started the season, which is with Roberto Firmino central, Sadio Mane on the right, Philippe Coutinho left and Georginio Wijnaldum in for Emre Can.
"It's fair to point out that I'm obviously a Liverpool man but when it's so tough to call I've got a back my old team."