Jamie Carragher has been speaking of Mohammed Salah’s influence at the club and Liverpool’s hopes of finishing in the top four.
Carragher thinks Liverpool’s pursuit of a top-four finish is still alive.
The Reds continued their impressive run of form on Saturday by narrowly defeating Brentford at Anfield. In the first half, Mo Salah scored the game’s winning goal after Virgil van Dijk skillfully headed the ball across the goal. While Brentford came close, including scoring a goal in the second half that was disallowed by VAR, Liverpool prevailed and earned all three points.
As a result, Jurgen Klopp’s team is now only one point behind Manchester United, who still have two games remaining, one of which is this Sunday against West Ham United.
Liverpool will still have a tough time qualifying for the Champions League, but Carragher thinks his former team are putting more pressure.
“With the way they’ve been playing, Liverpool is putting pressure on Man Utd. Although it wasn’t a classic performance, the three points were crucial, he said on Sky Sports.
If West Ham defeats Manchester United tomorrow, talk of Liverpool making the Champions League can be taken seriously, he continued. Liverpool have never been in the top four this season, which is unbelievable.”
In addition, Carragher discussed Salah’s status as a Liverpool legend, saying: “You look at scorers of the past, the lists of them, we saw Ian Rush in the stand today, and I think Mo Salah goes in there as one of the top players to ever play for the team. With his number of games played and goals scored, I believe he belongs in an all-time Liverpool team and that he is among the top four or five players to ever represent the organization. He ranks among the top players we have ever seen for this club.”
Immediately after Liverpool’s victory over Brentford, Jurgen Klopp reiterates Man Utd’s top-four claim
In the battle for a top-four Premier League finish, Liverpool pulled one point closer to Manchester United.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is adamant they won’t overtake Manchester United and place in the top four of the Premier League.
The Reds’ 1-0 victory over Brentford at Anfield has brought them to within one point of Erik ten Hag’s team in the battle for Champions League qualification.
Liverpool has indeed increased the pressure on United by winning six straight games. Although the Reds trail Old Trafford by two games, the Reds have two games in hand.
Before Brentford’s victory, Klopp acknowledged he didn’t see Liverpool catching United, and that remains the case.
According to him, if Manchester United wins the games they still have, they will be seven points out and the season will be over. That much is common knowledge. Brighton would surpass us if they were to win all of their remaining games, which is very likely.
The time period is intriguing. Since they are approaching, we must make sure to keep the teams behind us. Fortunately, nothing has been decided.