European qualification not over, insists Carra

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Jamie Carragher has insisted that qualifying for next season’s Europa League still remains a realistic target, despite Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at West Brom.

Liverpool lie sixth in the Premier League table with seven games to go, five points behind fifth place Tottenham who have a game in hand. Fifth place will qualify for next season’s Europa League.

“I don’t think losing the extra point here with that late goal will make or break how we finish the end of the season,” said Carragher.

“We have still got a bit of catching up to do on Tottenham, they only drew.

“There have been plenty of times this season when we thought European qualification had gone. Wigan at home, West Ham away.

“But then you get a couple of good results after those and you think it’s back on.”

Liverpool’s next game is at home to Man City, next Monday night, a game Carragher says really will shape the end of season run-in.

He continued, “We beat Manchester United after losing to West Ham, hopefully we can do the same against Man City and give everyone a lift.

“It’s a massive game for us. City have spent a lot of money and are a team full of a lot of big stars but hopefully that will be the type of game we need to get back on track after this defeat.

“We have got some big games coming up, unfortunately we’ve picked up a few injuries and it’s even more important now we stick together until the end of the season.”

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