Jamie Carragher issues Liverpool FC rallying cry ahead of Bournemouth clash

The Liverpool FC legend wants to see a response from Jurgen Klopp's side against Bournemouth on Saturday afternoon

Jamie Carragher
Liverpool FC legend Jamie Carragher (Photo: Sky Sports)

Jamie Carragher has urged Liverpool FC to silence talk of title nerves by convincingly beating Bournemouth in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.

The Reds have allowed their lead at the top of the Premier League to dwindle after Manchester City hoisted themselves into first place in midweek.

The Citizens were 2-0 winners against Everton at Goodison Park to move ahead of Jurgen Klopp’s side on goal difference.

However, Liverpool FC have played one game less than their title rivals and can restore their three-point lead with a victory over Bournemouth.

The Merseyside outfit missed out on the chance to establish a seven-point lead at the top of the table after successive stalemates with Leicester City and West Ham.

As a result, the Citizens have been restored as favourites to win the Premier League title with most bookmakers.

However, former Liverpool FC defender Carragher believes their home clash against Bournemouth is the ideal chance to reassert their status in the title race.

Carragher told Sky Sports News: “We don’t know [what’s going on]. We will have to see how long it continues. They have to put it right against Bournemouth.

“It doesn’t matter what anyone says really – whether it’s nerves, poor performance or whatever it may be.

“The only way they can stop that talk is by winning games. What they need to do is win the game against Bournemouth convincingly to put a bit of that talk to bed.

“There is no doubt, it has been an unbelievable season for Liverpool up until now and it is right that they haven’t had a bad spell in the season – we always say a team has that bit of a spell.

“Maybe it is that, maybe it isn’t. But they have to get out of it quickly because you certainly don’t want Man City to get four or five points ahead – that would be difficult.

“I don’t think it would be the end of the world if City went top, I think they will do tonight [when they face Everton]. There’s still a long way to go and I think once you get down to March or April that’s when I think the title will be decided.

“I believe there will be lots of twists and turns and whichever side goes further in the Champions League will also have a big bearing on it.”

Liverpool FC were 4-0 winners against Bournemouth in their previous meeting at the Vitality Stadium earlier this season.

For all the negativity surrounding their recent run of results, Liverpool FC have only lost one Premier League game in the current campaign.

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