Jamie Carragher believes Liverpool still have every chance of qualifying for the Champions League this season.
The Reds endured mixed results at the start of the season but, following Saturday's 3-0 win over Wigan, they are now seven games unbeaten in the Barclays Premier League.
Though the gap to West Brom in the fourth qualifying spot is eight points, traditional rivals Arsenal and Tottenham are within four and two points respectively.
Carragher thinks fourth is still a realistic target.
"We look as if we have not made a good start, but with winning on Saturday, we are not too far behind the top four," the 34-year-old told BBC Radio 5 Live's Sportsweek.
"It is still up for grabs.
"Besides the top two, and even Manchester United lost on Saturday, a lot of teams are dropping points all over the place.
"From our own point of view, we now want to kick on and make a challenge for that top four place because it seems that everyone is throwing it away."
The Reds have the youngest average age of any Barclays Premier League team this season, with the mean age of our first 11 being 23.37 - lower than Southampton's 23.69 and Arsenal's 23.81.
Teenagers such as Andre Wisdom, Raheem Sterling and Suso have featured week in, week out under new manager Brendan Rodgers, and Carragher hopes this will bode well for the future.
He said: "The owners have come in and looked at it and thought they want to bring in a new manager who will promote players from the Academy, which he has done.
"I think it does take time to settle in. It was difficult to replace players like Maxi Rodriguez and Dirk Kuyt due to the financial situation in terms of us spending a lot of money in the last few years.
"[Rodgers] has been very brave putting young players in and giving them a chance. Hopefully, we'll see the benefit of that in the future."