Jamie Carragher admits Liverpool need helping hand for Europe
Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher admits European qualification rests on others faltering
Jamie Carragher has not given up on Liverpool’s attempt to qualify for Europe this season, but admits that it may be out of their hands.
The Reds veteran believes that the team can still earn a spot in Europe but understands that they will require other teams to slip up in the Premier League in order for this to happen.
Brendan Rodgers’ men currently sit in seventh place with seven games to go, with the Northern Irishman knowing that his side need to try and close the five-point gap on fifth-placed Arsenal.
However, as far as Carragher is concerned, all Liverpool can do is continue to pick up as many points as possible - starting with a win at Anfield against West Ham United on Sunday.
The 35-year-old told the Liverpool Echo: "It all depends on other teams. You just go on to the next game, try to win that and not look too far ahead.
"We have West Ham at home next and they've had a good win at the weekend. So I don't ever look too far ahead and look at the seven games left and Europe."
As well as the game against the Hammers, Liverpool have another three home games remaining from their seven fixtures, and so Carragher knows that the team has a good opportunity to pick up points on Merseyside, but doesn’t yet know whether the team will finish in a position to reach Europe.
Carragher added: "To be honest, if you asked most of the lads, I don't think they'd know what position will get us into Europe this season.
"Sometimes it's fifth, sometimes sixth and sometimes seventh, so you're not really sure. All we can do is carry on winning games and see where it takes us."