Liverpool veteran Jamie Carragher accepts a top four finish is the best they can hope for in the near future.

Carragher knows he'll end his career without a league winners' medal.

"No I'm not," he told the Mail on Sunday. "Because this could be my last season and we're not going to win the league this year. I couldn't see it happening next year either. That's not being defeatist - I don't want that to be the headline! But realistically our target is the top four.

"I'd love to have won the league for Liverpool as it's been so long. But were we ever really good enough? We never threw it away. There was always someone better than us."