Liverpool’s Premier League title hopes are all but over after their failure to defeat Chelsea, according to Jamie Carragher.

The Reds’ former defender believes Champions League qualification is a much more realistic goal after the 1-1 draw against the Blues at Anfield on Tuesday.

That result left Liverpool in fourth place, 10 points behind leaders Chelsea after 23 top-flight games and only three above Manchester City ahead of their clash with West Ham on Wednesday.

“It hasn’t been a good January and it leaves it with very little chance, really,” Carragher told Sky Sports of Liverpool’s title hopes.

“I think possibly they had to beat Chelsea to give them, and the rest of the league, an outside chance. The title is maybe a distant dream if you like.

“You hope Arsenal can beat Chelsea at the weekend, and maybe we could talk about it a little bit more then, but I think at this moment the rest of the sides are more worried about the top four and being left out of the top four than the title.

“I think most people will see it as a good performance and a good lift, more for the top four than for the title.”

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