Jamie Carragher believes Liverpool now have a realistic opportunity of clinching European qualification.
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Jamie Carragher believes Liverpool now have a realistic opportunity of clinching European qualification this season.
European football looked a distant possibility for the Reds as despite recovering from a poor start to the season, they have struggled to make inroads on the top five.
Defeats at West Ham and West Brom have hindered their progress but Manchester City's progress to the FA Cup final may have offered the five-time European champions a lifeline.
Should City win the FA Cup and finish outside the top four, it would open up another place through Premier League standings.
Carragher holds the club record for appearances in Europe and the 33-year-old defender is hopeful of securing another European campaign next term.
"I think (European hopes) are realistic," he said.
"We've got another opportunity now with City reaching the FA Cup final so I'm looking at all the different ways we can get in there.
"I'm desperate for us to get back into Europe - Liverpool have to be in Europe."