Jamie Carragher assesses Liverpool FC’s position in title race

The Liverpool FC legend insists the Reds shouldn't panic despite dropping points in the title race

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Liverpool FC legend Jamie Carragher Photo: Sky Sports

Jamie Carragher has urged Liverpool FC supporters to stay relaxed in the Premier League title race after falling two points behind leaders Manchester City.

The Reds made the trip to the Emirates Stadium on Saturday evening in pursuit of a ninth Premier League win of the 2018-19 season.

Liverpool FC were 2-1 winners against Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley back in September before Jurgen Klopp’s side drew with Chelsea FC and Manchester City last month.

Arsenal provided Liverpool FC with a real test in an open game at The Emirates on Saturday evening as the Gunners looked to maintain their recent run of form.

James Milner broke the deadlock in the second half when the England international was quick to seize upon the loose ball in the penalty area and steer a finish into the net.

Liverpool FC were on course to finish Saturday three points clear at the top of the Premier League table before Alexandre Lacazette levelled with eight minutes to go.

While the Reds were top of the table by a point on Saturday night, Manchester City hoisted themselves above Liverpool FC with a resounding 6-1 win over Southampton on Sunday.

The Merseyside outfit found themselves in third place at the end of the weekend after Chelsea FC were 3-1 winners against Crystal Palace and moved above the Reds due to their superior goal difference.

Former Liverpool FC defender Carragher is relaxed about their position in the title race despite Klopp’s side losing ground on Manchester City.

“It will have been disappointing for Liverpool to concede that goal, but Liverpool supporters have got to just relax a little bit,” Carragher told Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football.

“You’d think Liverpool had just lost the league with the reaction after the game, that it was two points dropped, Man City are two points clear – there’s a long way to go.

“Man City are better than Liverpool, everyone knows that, that’s no problem. That doesn’t mean Liverpool can’t win the league.”

Liverpool FC have never won the Premier League title but have finished in second place on three occasions under on three different managers.

Gerard Houllier’s men ended up in second place behind Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal side in 2002 before Rafael Benitez’s side finished four points short of Manchester United.

Liverpool FC were leading with three games to go in 2013-14 before Brendan Rodgers collected four points from the final three games to finish behind Manchester City.

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