Jamie Carragher admitted he does not believe Liverpool will finish in the top-four this season, despite their win against Wolves on Monday night.
The 1-0 win was overshadowed by a horrific collision between Wolves goalkeeper Rui Patricio and defender Conor Coady, which saw Patricio stretchered off after laying on the turf unconscious.
Diogo Jota’s goal was the difference and it saw Liverpool close the gap with fourth-placed Chelsea to five points, with nine games to go.
Leicester, in third place, are 10 points clear of Liverpool and Carragher thinks the best Jurgen Klopp’s side can do is make the teams above them feel ‘nervous’ in the run-in.
‘It’s been a freak, been really poor the teams they’ve lost to,’ Carragher told Sky Sports.
‘But when we talk about teams at the bottom, it feels like there’s going to be a real fight for top-four and the relegation places this season.
‘At this moment, I still don’t believe Liverpool will get the top-four. I think they will just miss out.
‘But when we talk about the teams at the bottom, someone has that little late run and makes other teams feel nervous, that’s what Liverpool have to do in these next couple of weeks.
‘Make Leicester feel a little bit nervous, Chelsea nervous, the positions they’re in now, and almost take this to the wire.
‘I know other teams are playing each other. No one will get maximum points, it’s impossible because there’s that many people involved in this race for top-four.
‘It puts them into sixth, still a way to go but there’s still plenty of games to go.
‘That’s what Liverpool need to do, with four or five games to go, be in a position where you can basicall jump if someone makes a mistake.’