Carragher says his former side are 'right in the mix' for the top four
‘There were signs of the Liverpool of two or three years ago’: Jamie Carragher says his former side are ‘right in the mix’ for the top four after hammering Man United 7-0, but adds they’ve ‘still got a fight on’ as they battle Tottenham and Newcastle
- Liverpool embarrassed Manchester Untied by beating them 7-0 on Sunday
- The result moved the Reds within three points of the Champions League places
- Jamie Carragher insisted his former side ‘still have a fight on’ to finish fourth
Jamie Carragher feels Liverpool are ‘right in the mix’ to make the top four after hammering Manchester United 7-0 on Sunday.
The Reds moved within three points of fourth-place Tottenham after handing United their heaviest defeat since 1931, as Cody Gakpo, Darwin Nunez and Mohamed Salah all bagged braces.
Finishing in the Champions League places will be huge for Liverpool as they look to strengthen in this summer’s transfer window.
‘I wouldn’t say this is Liverpool back,’ Carragher said on Sky Sports, ‘but there were definitely signs in that second half of the Liverpool of two or three years ago.
‘Even of late when Liverpool have picked up it’s not been the Liverpool of old, and I think that’ll be difficult to get to because the standard was so high.
Jurge Klopp’s Liverpool embarrassed Manchester United with a 7-0 win on Sunday
Mohamed Salah, Darwin Nunez and Cody Gakpo all bagged braces in the victory
He felt they were likely to make the top four, but that it would be far from straightforward.
He said: ‘I think it gives everyone real confidence about how Liverpool can make the top four, because the last few months since the World Cup, I think most supporters didn’t think they’d make the top four. They’re now right in the mix.
‘They’ve still got a fight on with Newcastle and Tottenham, but right now, if they can continue playing the way they are, they’ll make it.’
The Reds have struggled at times this season and were handed sobering defeats by the likes of Brentford, Brighton and Wolves, but there have been signs in recent weeks that an effective new front line is emerging.
Jamie Carragher insisted his former side ‘still have a fight on’ to finish in the Champions League places
Improvements from Gakpo and Nunez have led to hopes of a new strike force after Sadio Mane’s exit last season.
Roberto Firmino will also leave the club in the summer, meaning the rise of Liverpool’s new forwards will be vital going forward.
Carragher felt this was the big plus from Sunday’s win, as he said of Gakpo: ‘He for me, was the big revelation for Liverpool, and the sign that maybe this front three can flourish.’
The Reds will next be in Premier League action against struggling Bournemouth on Saturday.
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