The Swiss side are currently second in Group B with six points while Liverpool are third with four points.
In short, Brendan Rodgers’ side must win tonight if they want to qualify for the knock-out stages and Carragher for one does not care how they do it, suggesting defender Kolo Toure could even be the match-winner.
Posting on his Kicca.com account, Carragher wrote, “Basel need only a draw and Liverpool have been struggling to break down opposition defences at Anfield this season so patience may well be key.
“Some big European nights in the past have had early goals but one off Toure’s backside at any time this evening to win the game for LFC will do tonight.”
It really is that simple for Liverpool. It does not matter how they score as long as they do, and if they can keep another clean-sheet having done so against Sunderland last weekend, Rodgers’ side could be looking forward to a prolonged run in Europe’s elite club competition.