Carragher: Liverpool focused on winning title, not dropping out of top four

Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher couldn't care less about threats to the top four monopoly - because they should be only focused on finishing first this season.

Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher couldn't care less about threats to the top four monopoly - because they should be only focused on finishing first this season.

"There are other teams who could get into the top four this year - but hopefully not at our expense," he told Liverpoolfc.tv. "We're not thinking about that, though, we're just thinking about the title and not about fourth place.

"A couple of teams have jumped out so far. We've already played Tottenham and Aston Villa and of course Manchester City are the side a lot of people are talking about, but if we start playing the way we can then I'm sure we'll be right up there.

"We've only played four games and if we go on to have a successful season then we'll play more than 60 matches, so it's a long season and there's still a long way to go.

"We've not had the best of starts but hopefully we'll soon start coming into our own. We've got Burnley up next and they've been a great story so far, beating two of last year's top five in Manchester United and Everton. Owen Coyle has done a great job with them so we know it's going to be a difficult game."