Adam Lallana
Adam Lallana is confident on Liverpool beating Manchester United to fourth place in the league Getty Images

Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana believes Brendan Rodgers's side can finish in the Premier League top four in order to qualify for next season's Champions League as Manchester United "will drop more points" in the last three games of the campaign.

Following the 2-1 victory over Queens Park Rangers, the Reds visit Chelsea on 10 May; they are four points behind Louis van Gaal's United side, who are fourth in the table.

Meanwhile, United will face Crystal Palace away on 9 May before a home match against Arsenal and the final game of the campaign away to Hull City.

And since Van Gaal's side has lost their last three games, against Chelsea, Everton and West Bromwich Albion, Lallana believes that should Liverpool manage to secure nine points from their last three games – against the Blues, Crystal Palace and Stoke City – they will finish the season above United.

"It's not over yet. We can still finish in the top four but we need to take maximum points now. We'll keep fighting right to the end. We all know what can happen," Lallana said to Liverpool official website.

"United have some tough games to play and I am sure they will drop more points. We have to put pressure on United by going to Stamford Bridge and getting three points. Pressure is a tough thing to deal with. We need to beat Chelsea and Palace and hope it all comes down to the final weekend."

The Liverpool midfielder has urged his teammates to "spoil" the party of the newly crowned champions in the visit to Stamford Bridge.

He said: "Chelsea deserve to be champions. The table doesn't lie. They have been the best team throughout the season. You have to respect that. All I know is we want to go there and spoil the party. We're looking to go there and cause an upset and put a dent in their celebrations."

Lallana admits Liverpool have been far from their best in recent games but insists he is confident on finishing the season on a high to secure Champions League qualification.

He said: "We all knew that last week was a big week and it was disappointing to only get four points out of the games against West Brom, Hull and QPR.

"We would have been right on their toes, if not ahead of United, if we had performed better. But we still have a chance and everyone believes fourth place is still possible.

"We have to concentrate on ourselves and look to take maximum points from our three remaining matches."