Jamie Carragher has admitted on Sky Sports Super Sunday, which was broadcast on 11th April, that he fears for Sunderland.
The Black Cats are currently four points adrift of safety, and Carragher doesn’t feel that Sam Allardyce has found the winning formula at the Stadium of Light yet.
The former Liverpool defender is surprised that Allardyce hasn’t corrected Sunderland’s defensive problems.
And he said: “I do fear for them. Sam has been there a while now and it doesn’t feel like he’s ever got it right.
“They’re still there, and you thought he would have fixed it - the clean sheet problem. He was speaking about clean sheets in his first game, and he’s still talking about it now. He still hasn’t got it where he wants it to be.”
Allardyce was appointed by Sunderland back on the 9th October 2015, and although he has sparked an improvement in the North East club he has not been able to guide them away from trouble.
The Black Cats have spent most the season in the relegation zone, and time is now running out for them.
Sunderland have just six games remaining to catch Norwich City, who occupy 17th spot.
Sunderland actually play the Canaries at Carrow Road next weekend, and a defeat would be disastrous for the Wearsiders.
According to a report in The Telegraph, Sunderland will look to keep hold of Allardyce, even if they are relegated this season.