- Jamie Carragher has suggested that Liverpool will now be worried about making the top-four
- The reigning Premier League champions were stunned 1-0 at home by impressive Burnley
- Carragher further claims the chances of the Reds defending their title is slipping away
Former Liverpool star Jamie Carragher has stated that the reigning Premier League kings will now have to worry about finishing in the top-four, rather than defending their title.
Jurgen Klopp’s side were handed a shock 1-0 defeat by Burnley on Thursday night, January 21, after Ashley Barnes powered home from the penalty spot in the 83rd minute.
It marked the first defeat for the Reds at Anfield after they had gone 68 games unbeaten at home, since April 2017.
Liverpool failed to win any of their last five Premier League games having failed to score in the last four outings as well.
They are now six points behind league leaders Manchester United, but Carragher claims the chances of the Reds defending their title are slipping away.
He told Sky Sports via Daily Mail:
“The title is slipping away. It's going to be really difficult at this moment in time.
“They will start worrying about top four rather than the title. They need to get back to winning games and scoring goals before pondering about the defence of their title.”
On the other hand, former Manchester United star Wayne Rooney has declared that he strongly feels the Red Devils will emerge Premier League champions this season.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side returned to the summit of the English top-flight after coming from behing to defeat Fulham at the Craven Cottage on Wednesday night, January 20.
And the Derby County manager Rooney claims he has discussed this privately with his coaching staff that United will be crowned champions by the time the season ends.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Kevin de Bruyne may have been ruled out of Manchester City's Premier League clash against defending champions Liverpool at Anfield early next month.
The Belgian playmaker lasted just 59 minutes in his side's 2-0 triumph over Aston Villa before he was replaced by Gabriel Jesus after picking up a hamstring injury in the game.
Although the extent of his injury is not known yet, however, he is expected to miss a few games with the Reds encounter one of them.
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