Liverpool legend claims top four chances are gone

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher believes his former side’s chances of finishing in the Premier League‘s top four have gone following a 4-1 defeat at Arsenal on Saturday.

That loss at the Emirates leaves the Reds seven points behind fourth-placed Manchester United with just seven games to go, and Carragher thinks a place in next season’s Champions League is now out of reach.

“Top 4 looks like it’s gone for Liverpool, which makes Wednesday at Blackburn even bigger,” he posted on Kicca.

The defender made 737 appearances for the club and think silverware is more important than qualification for Europe’s elite competition.

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“I as a player would take a trophy over Champions League qualification but that goal looks more difficult with the suspension of Can and Skrtel as well as the performances of the other defenders [against Arsenal].

“Rodgers may have to change the system to a back four as he did for the second-half today as defeat at Blackburn doesn’t bear thinking about!”

Carragher famously won the Champions League with Liverpool in Istanbul back in 2005 and his opinion will be perceived as being in the best interests of the club by Liverpool fans.

Defeat at home to Manchester United two weeks ago ended a fine run of form and back-to-back losses make it difficult to see the Reds finishing in the top four again this year.

Are Liverpool out of the race for Champions League football? Should all attentions turn to the FA Cup now?

About Lewis Addley (634 Articles)
Major League Soccer and Premier League reporter. Sub-editor, writer and Social Media manager for MLSGB. All views are my own.

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