Carra: Look how far we’ve come

Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher says the Reds’ position in the Premier League at this stage of the season shows just how far the team have improved, and insists they won’t give up in their pursuit of top-spot.

Rafa Benitez’s men lie two points behind Manchester United, who have a game in hand, but could fall five points behind Alex Ferguson’s men if United beat Fulham tonight.

But Carragher says there’s a long way to go and sees the forthcoming clash against United at Old Trafford as a massive point in the season.

He told the Daily Express, “There are still a lot of games to go so it’s important everyone at the club remains calm.

“United have got a bit of a lead on us at the moment, but if we can close that gap before we go to Old Trafford that would put us in a great position, especially if we are in form at the time of that game.

“A lot of people said at the start of the season that we needed to be in the title race at the end and at the very least be in with a fighting chance.

“We finished fourth last season, but we have risen to the challenge by overtaking Chelsea and Arsenal.

“Even though everyone at the club understands that it is not over by a long way, at the moment it looks as if it is going to be between us and Manchester United for the title.

“Now, hopefully, we can go one step further and win this title.”