Jamie Carragher reacts to Liverpool’s defeat at Arsenal

Liverpool were soundly beaten 4-1 by Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.

Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher posted on Twitter that Liverpool’s top-four dreams look to have been dashed for this season after they crashed to a 4-1 defeat against Arsenal.

The Reds started the season poorly but hauled themselves back into top-four contention following a terrific three-month unbeaten Premier League run.

During that period the Anfield outfit had beaten the likes of Tottenham Hotspur, Southampton and Manchester City, prompting a number of observers to back them for a Champions League spot.

However, a 2-1 defeat two weeks ago against Manchester United and a subsequent 4-1 thrashing at Arsenal leaves the Reds seven points adrift of fourth with just seven games remaining.

Goals from Hector Bellerin, Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez and a late strike from Olivier Giroud following Jordan Henderson’s penalty completed the rout in north London, causing Carragher to comment on Twitter:

Can Liverpool catch Arsenal now?

Following the Gunners’ victory over the Merseysiders, their ninth straight Premier League win at the Emirates, a top-four finish looks to be a certainly for Arsene Wenger’s men.

With seven games remaining, the North Londoners need just 13 points and, with the likes of Sunderland, Swansea City and West Bromwich Albion still to visit the Emirates, only a disastrous run could stop them.

Brendan Rodgers’ side’s last hope would be to pip United to fourth spot, though judging by the Red Devils’ upturn in form, it looks like the FA Cup is the Reds’ last chance to salvage something from this season.

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