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Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher hasn’t given up hope that his team can finish in fourth place and bring Champions League football to Anfield next season.

Liverpool’s 3-0 win over West Ham left the Red’s five points behind Tottenham, who have also played a game less, but Carragher told ESPN that they will keep fighting until the end of the season.

“No fourth place hasn’t gone yet” The centre-back told ESPN. “All we can do is win our remaining games and see where that takes us.

"Obviously Tottenham are there at the moment, and had a great result at the weekend, but they’ve got a tough match at Man Utd on Saturday so we have sure we make up ground if they slip up”

Goals from Yossi Benayoun, David Ngog and a Rob Green own goal insured victory in what was a comfortable game for Liverpool, although Carragher gave the visitors some credit.

“It wasn’t as easy as it looks, West Ham are fighting for their lives and they came here to win.

"Most teams play a 4-5-1 here but they played 4-4-2 to try to score, but that did give us more space to play.

"I hope West Ham do stay up though, I think everyone has got a soft-spot for them”

Liverpool and Carragher now turn their attentions to Europa League action, and Thursday's game at Atletico Madrid, and what Carragher expects to be a long, but inconsequential journey to the Spanish capital.

He added “I’m not quite sure how we are getting there but it will fine. We will have a day to prepare and we will all be focused on getting a good result”

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