JAMIE CARRAGHER says Liverpool now have Spurs in their sights after Sunday’s dramatic draw at the Emirates, as the Reds aim to pull back a four point deficit on the Londoners and claim an unlikely place in Europe next season.
Harry Redknapp’s side have two games in hand on Liverpool, but play one of those games against neighbours Arsenal tomorrow and still have to visit Anfield before the end of the season.
And Carragher admits that the Europa League still has huge appeal to the Reds.
“I would like to play in it again,” he declared.
“I know some people knock it down, playing Thursdays and then Sundays, but Liverpool is European football and that is one of the best things about the club.”
In the chase to catch Spurs Carragher added: “There have been a few times where we thought we can, then a couple of times when we lose a game that we can’t, now after these two games we probably think we can.
“We have now got two home games to come, but the best thing is not to worry about Tottenham, and just worry about ourselves and see at the end of the season where we come.”
There’s even a faint prospect of a sixth place finish landing a European place next season, but that eventuality can only come to fruition if Stoke City win the FA Cup and Manchester City are overhauled by Tottenham and finish fifth.
Former Newcastle manager Chris Hughton, meanwhile, believes Andy Carroll has the potential to be England’s centre-forward “for many years” if he continues to develop along the current lines.
Hughton has first-hand knowledge of Carroll’s ability from his time as Newcastle manager before he was sacked earlier this season.
He feels the 22-year-old reaped the benefits of a full season with the Magpies in the Championship last term before moving to Liverpool for £35million in January.