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Jamie Carragher Believes Liverpool Will Miss Out on Top Four Premier League Finish

By Amreen
Liverpool moved up to sixth in the Premier League with a 1-0 victory at Wolves
Liverpool moved up to sixth in the Premier League with a 1-0 victory at Wolves / Pool/Getty Images

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher believes his former club will finish outside the top four and narrowly miss out on qualifying for the Champions League this season.

Things haven't gone according to plan for the defending Premier League champions this season, who currently find themselves sixth on the table, 25 points behind leaders Manchester City. They finally ended a wretched run of results by beating Wolves 1-0 on Monday night, leaving them five points off fourth-placed Chelsea.

Carragher admitted it is unlikely that Jurgen Klopp's men will finish in the top four. He told Sky Sports: "It feels like there's going to be a real fight for the top four and the relegation places this season. At this moment, I still don't believe Liverpool will get in the top four - I think they will just miss out.

"There's still a bit of a gap but it was a massive result [against Wolves] for Liverpool, in terms of top four or potential top four. A lot of teams around there lost points at the weekend. This puts them into sixth, still with a way to go."

However, he did add that Liverpool can challenge Chelsea and Leicester for that coveted fourth spot, especially since the Reds have a relatively kind-looking run of games left. Klopp's men are yet to face Arsenal, Aston Villa, Leeds United, Newcastle United, Manchester United, Southampton, West Brom, Burnley, and Crystal Palace before the end of the season.

He explained further: "When we talk about teams at the bottom just having that late run and making the other teams feel nervous, that's what Liverpool have to do in these next couple of weeks. Make Leicester feel a little bit nervous, Chelsea feel nervous, and almost take this to the wire, basically.

"Teams are playing each other, no-one will get maximum points. It isn't possible, because there are that many teams involved in this race for the top four. That's what Liverpool need to do: with four or five games to go, be in a position where they can basically jump if someone makes a mistake."