Jamie Carragher drops HUGE top-four Premier League prediction for Liverpool after Everton win
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Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher has refused to rule out a Premier League top-four finish for Liverpool after the Reds’ 2-0 win over Everton on Tuesday.
Goals from Mohamed Salah and Cody Gakpo ensured a stunning victory at Anfield over Premier League strugglers Everton, who are 18th in the league table.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp faced mounting pressure over his side’s disappointing run of form this season, with the Reds 10 points adrift from the top four.
The Reds’ win over Everton moved them ahead of Chelsea to ninth place in the table ahead of their huge trip away to fourth-place Newcastle on Saturday.
A win for Klopp’s men would narrow the distance with Newcastle to seven points, with Liverpool also having a match in hand over the Magpies.
Speaking after the Everton match, Carragher insisted that Liverpool face a “vital” test in their top-four challenge when they come up against Newcastle.
The Liverpool legend added that the Reds could be “back in the equation” for a Champions League place qualification spot with a win over Eddie Howe’s men.
“[Jurgen] Klopp has just got to hope Liverpool can now go on and try to make some sort of fight for that top-four position,” Carragher said.
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“I still think it’s a big outside chance for them to make top four. Liverpool’s next game away at Newcastle is vital.
“If they get three points in that game, then I think they are back in the equation. There’s still so long in the season to go.
“Liverpool have certainly looked like their old selves for a lot of this game. Sometimes one big result in a big game can spark something.
“Could they have a Champions League run?”
Newcastle will welcome Liverpool to St James’ Park on the weekend, with kick-off slated for 5:30pm UK time.
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