Carragher: Champions League impossible for Liverpool
Written by Taiwo Adediran on April 6, 2015
The Reds were convincingly beaten at the Emirates, a defeat that saw the Gunners move nine points clear of Brendan Rodgers’ side with just seven games left to play.
Speaking after the game Rodgers admitted his side would now find it “very difficult” to secure a top four finish as they lie seven points behind Manchester City, who currently occupy the final spot, having played a game more.
Carragher has also written off their hopes of getting into the Champions League and says the Reds’ 2-1 defeat to Manchester United on March 22 was the pivotal result.
“It’s virtually impossible now for Liverpool to get the Champions League,” he said.
“Manchester United have got a couple of tough games coming up – Man City and Chelsea – they’d have to lose both of those. Then if Liverpool win their next two games, they’ll be back in the race.
“But with the form United are in at the moment, you can’t see them losing both of them. Liverpool losing to United was the big one. It’s going to be difficult to catch them.”
Liverpool return to action on Wednesday as they face an FA Cup sixth round replay at Blackburn before a Premier League clash with Newcastle at Anfield.