Jamie Carragher gives verdict on Liverpool FC’s blip in title race

The Liverpool FC legend discusses the Reds' current blip after Monday night's 1-1 draw with West Ham United

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

Jamie Carragher believes Liverpool FC will recover from their recent blip in the Premier League title race.

The Reds have the left door ajar for Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur after failing to win their last two Premier League games.

Liverpool FC squandered a lead to draw 1-1 with Leicester City at Anfield last week after Harry Maguire cancelled out Sadio Mane’s opening goal.

The Senegal international netted the opener at the London Stadium on Monday night before Michail Antonio levelled ahead of half-time in east London.

Liverpool FC have a narrow three point lead at the top of the Premier League table with 13 games to go in the title race.

Manchester City can hoist themselves above Liverpool FC if the defending champions beat Everton at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday night.

Jurgen Klopp’s side have been accused of struggling to deal with the pressure of the title race in the past.

Former Liverpool FC defender Carragher backed the Reds to overcome their blip but warned Klopp’s side need to prove that the pressure isn’t getting to them.

“I think there was a lot of frustration there and rightly so because there were poor performances – I couldn’t believe how poor Liverpool were [on Monday night],” Carragher told Sky Sports.

“But I think there is still a bit of perspective needed in that Liverpool are still top of the league and if they go one or two points behind City or Tottenham, they are still in the race for the league.

“It might not be the end of the world if Liverpool went level or a point behind or something like that, it feels like there is this lead that they are trying to hang on to.”

Carragher added: “Liverpool haven’t had a blip yet this season. Man City had a spell where they lost three games in four, Liverpool have drawn two on the bounce and Tottenham have lost various games at different times – it may just be a case of that.

“But what they haven’t done is stop the talk of Liverpool feeling pressure and that will carry on straight into the Bournemouth game.

“Liverpool shouldn’t forget that they are a top side and what we’re seeing won’t continue, this won’t be happening every game. Liverpool will go on a run of winning five or six games at some stage before the end of the season, there’s no doubt about it.

“They are a fantastic side as are Tottenham and Man City, but this run that they’re in may just be a little blip but they will come back.”

Liverpool FC are looking to win their first trophy under former Borussia Dortmund head coach Jurgen Klopp.

The Reds have lost League Cup, Europa League and Champions League finals since the German replaced Brendan Rodgers at Anfield.

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