“Liverpool can’t be written off yet” insists Carragher

Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher says critics can’t rule the Reds out of the title race just yet, despite four defeats in their opening nine Premier League games.

Carragher captained the Reds in Steven Gerrard’s absence as they went down 1-0 at Sunderland yesterday, their third consecutive defeat.

But the 31-year-old says there’s a long way to go in the title race and Liverpool aren’t the only ones dropping points.

“It was frustrating for us but Chelsea also lost so there is still a long way to go,” he said.

“Now is not the time to talk about the title. We are looking to the next game.

“We now have the Champions League tie against Lyon which will be in front of our own supporters at Anfield to restore some confidence before we take on Manchester United next Sunday.

“We will stick together and work hard on the training ground to put things right. We know we’ve got a good team, good players and a good manager so we’ve got to have belief in ourselves and keep going.

“We have the quality and the belief we will get back to winning ways soon, hopefully starting on Tuesday against Lyon.”