Carragher says Southampton have ‘no chance’ of top-four finish – he is wrong

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has suggested that Southampton have no chance of making it into the Premier League top four this season, but he is wrong.

Jamie Carragher believes that Southampton have no chance of making it into the Premier League top-four this season, but he is wrong the write them off completely. 

Carragher was asked his opinion during Monday Night Football, and he rejected the possibility of Saints being able to finish in the top-four this season.

However, the former Liverpool defender appears to be doing the Saints a massive disservice.

This is a team who were written off by many before the campaign started, after they lost a number of key players in the summer. They like proving people wrong. 

Although breaking into the top four will be a huge challenge, it is something which is within Southampton's grasp.

They have already built up a gap of five points between themselves and fifth place, whilst they are even further clear of the likes of Manchester United, Liverpool, Everton and Tottenham Hotspur.

A number of sides are chasing the top-four this season, but there are no stand-out candidates outside of Manchester City and Chelsea.

Southampton have already proven that they can win games in a number of different ways and they seem to have far fewer problems than the usual European challengers.

The team have built their success on the back of a solid base, keeping six clean sheets already, but they have also injected more attacking quality.

The likes of Dusan Tadic and Graziano Pelle are among the best offensive players in the division and they are backed up by the quality that the club had from last season. 

Southampton may not have the highest-profile squad, but they do have enough quality to pose a challenge for any team in the league and, with a bit of luck in steering clear of injury, a top-four finish is an obtainable one, despite Carragher's doubts. 

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