Liverpool vice-captain Jamie Carragher admits it is nice to think there is now the fallback of Europa League football but stresses the fight for the top four is not over.

The 34-year-old defender, who played in his fourth League Cup final in Sunday's Carling Cup win over Cardiff, wants the Reds to find the consistency to qualify for Europe on a regular basis - and he does not mean the second-tier competition.

"I think we are bigger than that," said the centre-back. "We should be looking to get into Europe every year through our league position rather than through winning the Carling Cup. Yes, it is nice to have it in the bag but we are bigger and better than that."

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