Jamie Carragher believes that talk of Liverpool getting a top four position can be put to bed.
“Before the Southampton game, there was that thing in the back of your mind [saying], ‘Fourth, you never know, we’ll see how we go,'” Carragher said.
“Liverpool need European football,” he insisted. “Liverpool is synonymous with European football and we are a big name in European football. We always need to be in there. We just have to win games. I wouldn’t have any targets. I’m sick of that—saying we are going for fourth or this or that.
“That’s what we were doing before the Southampton game until we came a cropper. And when you lose before an international break, you can’t get it out of your system. The Villa game will have been in the manager’s system for a few weeks. He’ll have been brooding. The Villa game is very important.
“We just have to take each game and see where we end up.”