Jamie Carragher reacts to Liverpool FC’s title race setback
The Liverpool FC legend was content with a point against Leicester City in midweek
Jamie Carragher is remaining upbeat about Liverpool FC’s title prospects despite squandering their chance to move seven points clear of Manchester City on Wednesday night.
The Merseyside outfit had the chance to open up a significant gap between themselves and the defending Premier League champions after the Citizens lost 2-1 at Newcastle United on Tuesday night.
However, Liverpool FC lacked poise 24 hours later when Jurgen Klopp’s side welcomed Leicester City to Anfield in their midweek fixture.
Sadio Mane broke the deadlock in the third minute to help the Reds make the perfect start to the Premier League clash.
However, the Senegal international and Roberto Firmino both missed chances to extend the home side’s lead, while Naby Keita was denied a penalty claim.
Leicester defender Harry Maguire scored an equaliser in added time at the end of the first half to force Liverpool FC to settle for a point.
The Reds will start the 25th round of Premier League fixtures with a five-point lead over Pep Guardiola’s side.
Former Liverpool FC defender Carragher was satisfied with a point considering Leicester had chances to inflict a first league defeat of the season upon the home side at Anfield.
Carragher wrote on his Twitter page: “Take two! Disappointing not to get 3 points but could’ve lost it so not a bad point. 5 clear with 14 to go!! #LIVLEI”
Manchester City will welcome fourth-placed Arsenal to The Etihad on Sunday before Liverpool FC take on West Ham at the London Stadium on Monday night in their next league fixture.