Jamie Carragher: This is what Liverpool should be thinking about in title race

The former Liverpool defender believes Jurgen Klopp's side have to say on Chelsea's coattails in the title race

Jamie Carragher says Liverpool need to stay within touching distance of Chelsea in the title race ahead of their clash at Anfield on 31 January.

Antonio Conte’s side won their 11th successive Premier League game on Saturday afternoon to hoist the west London side nine points clear of Liverpool thanks to Diego Costa’s winner.

However, Liverpool managed to hoist themselves into second place above Manchester City following Sadio Mane’s dramatic winner in the fourth minute of added time at Goodison Park to secure a 1-0 victory over Everton.

Klopp’s side have won their last two Premier League games thanks to victories over Middlesbrough and Everton after previously managing to collect just a point against West Ham United and Bournemouth.

Former Liverpool defender Carragher is confident the 18-time English champions can still cut Chelsea’s lead in the title race.

“From Liverpool’s point of view, if you get a win, you’re six points behind and Chelsea still have to come to Anfield,” Carragher told Sky Sports.

“If Liverpool can be in a position where they are five or six points behind Chelsea when they come to Anfield – if Liverpool win that game – they’re close. Yes, it looks a big gap at this moment but things can change very quickly.”

Chelsea will make the trip to Liverpool in the Premier League on 31 January.

MORE: The latest Liverpool news and views

MORE: The latest Liverpool player tweets

The Reds were 2-1 winners against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in September.

Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane (Photo: Raphael Varane / Instagram)
Fabrizio Romano: Raphael Varane set to sign five-year deal with Man United
Mikel Arteta (Photo: Arsenal Media / Screengrab)
'He is their number one target': David Ornstein gives update on Arsenal link to Aaron Ramsdale
Erling Haaland
'Rumours are fake': Fabrizio Romano says Man United are not looking to sign Erling Haaland
Thomas Tuchel
'Negotiations are progressing well': Fabrizio Romano says Chelsea FC want to sign Jules Kounde
Thomas Tuchel
Journalist reveals why Chelsea FC pulled out of race to sign Real Madrid star
Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane (Photo: Raphael Varane / Instagram)
Fabrizio Romano: Raphael Varane set to sign five-year deal with Man United
Mikel Arteta (Photo: Arsenal Media / Screengrab)
'He is their number one target': David Ornstein gives update on Arsenal link to Aaron Ramsdale
Erling Haaland
'Rumours are fake': Fabrizio Romano says Man United are not looking to sign Erling Haaland
Thomas Tuchel
'Negotiations are progressing well': Fabrizio Romano says Chelsea FC want to sign Jules Kounde
Thomas Tuchel
Journalist reveals why Chelsea FC pulled out of race to sign Real Madrid star
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature