Carragher: Liverpool MUST finish above Everton
The vice-captain insists that gathering three points, in order to push the Reds closer to their Merseyside neighbours in the Barclays Premier League, must remain the priority.
"It's all to play for in terms of cup final places," said Carragher to liverpoolfc.tv. "But we're going into these games to get three points because we need to move up the table. Of course, if you perform well in these games, you have a greater chance of playing in the final.
"And certainly, we all want to play in the big games. There are two games now before the final and I'm sure the manager will mix it up because the Fulham game is just before the cup final.
"Saturday's match could have a similar effect to the Blackburn game. If you look at that game, I think a few of the players forced themselves into the side against Everton through their performances against Blackburn.
"We'd like to finish above Everton but I'd rather win the semi-final, like we did against them, than if they were to finish above us."