With West Bromwich Albion continuing their preparations for this Friday’s top of the Championship table clash with Leeds United, England midfielder Jake Livermore believes that the battle for the automatic spots remains wide open this year.
Leeds slipped up in midweek in their tie against Queens Park Rangers so will be looking for a reaction on Friday, but equally Norwich City and Sheffield United have shown themselves capable of having a blip – just like we have, given our loss to the Blades on Saturday evening.
There is only a six point gap to the top of the table though and there are plenty of points left to play for – 36 in fact – Livermore knows that there will be plenty of twists and turns before the season comes to a close.
Speaking to wba.co.uk as buildup to the Leeds game continues this weekend, he explained.
“The thing about this division is that you never know what can happen next and you always get chances to repair the damage of a result like the one against Sheffield United. That certainly applies on Friday night. It’s another huge game for us. Leeds are one of the clubs we need to catch and just as everyone will be questioning our home form, they will also be impressed by our away performances. It may be that we get that little bit more space in those games but we will certainly go into that match confident we can get a result. There is still everything to play for. The thing about the Championship is that nothing can be ruled out and nothing can be taken for granted. Anything can happen at any time and we still feel there is an awful lot of football left in this season.”