Carragher focused on top-four finish
Veteran Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher believes the Reds must concentrate on getting back into the top four next season.
Liverpool are looking for their third manager in as many years after owners Fenway Sports Group sacked Kenny Dalglish on the back of a disappointing Premier League campaign, despite winning the Carling Cup and reaching the FA Cup final - with Wigan chairman Dave Whelan giving the Reds permission to speak to Latics boss Roberto Martinez. Bootle-born Carragher, 34, is a life-long Liverpool fan but admits past league glories now seem a distant memory, with the Anfield club's last title coming back in 1990 when the Merseysiders were then all-conquering in Dalglish's first stint as manager. Speaking at ITV Sport's Euro 2012 launch in central London, Carragher said: "We have got a trophy and we got to a cup final, so in the domestic cup competitions we have had a fantastic season, but in the league we all know it was a disappointment. "We all realise now the Champions League is very important. It's the place to be seen and we are not there. "Liverpool fans probably don't want to hear it, but it is an achievement getting into the top four. It is different to what it was a long time ago. I have been in the team 15 years and we have only challenged for the title a couple of times, which is obviously not what we would like and not good enough for us."