Jamie Carragher reacts to Liverpool’s 1-0 win over Sunderland

Jamie Carragher discusses Liverpool's recent form after their 1-0 win over Sunderland on Wednesday

Jamie Carragher doubts that Liverpool have what it takes to secure a top-four finish this season, despite the Reds moving level on points with Manchester United after a 1-0 win at Sunderland on Wednesday night.

Christian Benteke scored the only goal in the 46th minute at the Stadium of Light as Jurgen Klopp’s men ended 2015 with victory and left Sunderland in deep trouble.

Benteke finished from close range after being found by Adam Lallana, with the Belgium international spurning a good opportunity to make it 2-0 late on.

The result left Liverpool seventh in the table and level with United head into the new year.

However, former Liverpool defender Carragher feels that the current Reds team will have their work cut out if they are to secure a top-four finish in Klopp’s first season in charge at Anfield.

Speaking on Sky Sports after Wednesday’s game, Carragher said: “People keep linking Klopp to Brendan Rodgers. Has he made a difference? This is nonsense to any new manager who comes in – it’s not his team, it’s Brendan Rodgers’ team that he’s built for three years. If he’s matching Rodgers or doing better, he’s doing a fantastic job. It’s more the big results he’s got that gives you hope for the future.

“But this Liverpool squad isn’t good enough for a title challenge. I don’t think Liverpool will make the top four.

“Klopp, between now and the end of the season, will still be assessing his squad and where he can improve.”

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Liverpool travel to West Ham in their next game on Saturday.

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