Liverpool’s scouse centre-half has insisted that it will be Rafa Benitez who will be the first Liverpool manager since Kenny Dalglish in 1990 to win the title with the reds.
In an interview with the official site Jamie Carragher publicly backed the manager: “Of course I think he can do it. He’s a proven title winner because of what he did with Valencia where he beat Real Madrid and Barcelona twice.”
“That’s quite similar to here with Manchester United and Chelsea, who are above us at the moment. Hopefully we can bring some players in during the summer and we can change that and take it to the next level.
“Rafa is the man to do that and you only have to look at the job he’s done in two-and-a-half years – he’s won the Champions League, the FA Cup, the European Super Cup and the Community Shield.
“If you look at what he’s done since he’s been here, Chelsea are the only club who can compare – and they’ve had more financial backing than us. Since he’s been here, he’s probably done better than any other manager in the league.
“Everyone is desperate to win the league. I’m like the fans and I’m desperate to win it. It’s the last thing I need to tick off in my career. I won’t be happy until we’ve done that.”
He said: “At the moment we have to be looking at third place and we can’t really be thinking about the other two now. We have to make sure we get that third place and close the gap on the top two.
“But I wanted a little bit more out of the season than to just finish third and I’m a bit disappointed.
“I thought at the beginning of the season – like a lot of fans I spoke to in the street – that we might get a bit closer. I thought we might give the top two more of a run for their money.
“But you look at the consistency of Manchester United and Chelsea and they only lose two or three games. That’s what champions do.”