Jamie Carragher has laid down the marker for Liverpool ahead of their match against Manchester City.
“Liverpool have to be looking at the top four positions, and to say the obvious, take each game as it comes because the form is so down,” Carragher said.
“There are so many changes to the team that you are never quite sure what it’s going to be. Alisson was out at the last minute against Brighton and Liverpool are still waiting for players to come back.
“So, I think from now, if you were to offer Liverpool a top-four finish they would take that and shake on it. That should be the mindset for Liverpool because that is what they are aiming for at the moment.
“If they could get back into the title race – and, to do that, they would have to beat City on Sunday – you could maybe see where they are with seven or eight games to go. Hopefully from Liverpool’s perspective, City could have some sort of drop.”
But Carragher stressed on City’s record winning run: “It’s impossible to keep that going, City cannot win every single game so I would expect them to drop points at some stage.
“But the problem for Liverpool is that the gap is too big – and it certainly will be if they fail to win at Anfield.”