Jamie Carragher has told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, which was broadcast on TalkSPORT on 26th May, that pushing for the Premier League title may be too far for Liverpool next season, but they certainly have a chance of challenging for the top four.
Liverpool have made an improvement since Jurgen Klopp took charge, and there is a great amount of optimism for next season around Anfield.
Carragher feels that the Reds could struggle to mount a title push, but he does think that not having European football should aid them in their bid to get back into the Champions League.
"I think Manchester City are massive favourites, with Pep Guardiola coming in," Carragher said, when asked who will win next season's Premier League title.
"I think it’s the business done in the transfer market, really. It’s a big advantage for Liverpool and Chelsea not having European football.
"It might be a bit much for Liverpool to go for the title, but they should certainly look at the top four."
Liverpool failed to ensure that they had European football next season, as they lost the Europa League final to Sevilla.
Liverpool would have had Champions League football to look forward to if they could have beaten the La Liga side, but they fell to a 3-1 defeat.
The Reds could find that not having European football on offer hinders them in the transfer window, but it should mean that their schedule is not quite as demanding.
As things stand, Manchester City are the favourites to win next season’s Premier League.
The likes of Chelsea, Manchester United, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City could all be challenging Liverpool for places in the fop four.