Jamie Carragher gives positive verdict on Liverpool FC’s title challenge

The Liverpool FC legend is pleased with the Merseyside outfit's current position in the title race

Jurgen Klopp
Liverpool FC boss Jurgen Klopp (Photo: New Balance)

Jamie Carragher insists Liverpool FC are still in a positive position in the title race despite squandering the chance to beat Manchester United on Sunday.

Jurgen Klopp’s side had the opportunity to secure three points against their bitter rivals after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side were ravaged by injuries in the first half.

The Manchester United interim manager was forced to substitute Ander Herrera, Juan Mata and Jesse Lingard in a difficult 45 minutes for the hosts.

Liverpool FC lost Roberto Firmino to an ankle problem to blunt Klopp’s attack after the German head coach brought on Daniel Sturridge.

The Merseyside outfit failed to register a shot on target from open play, with Liverpool FC posing a threat from set pieces.

The Reds will welcome Watford in their next Premier League fixture at Anfield on Wednesday night, while Manchester City will host West Ham United at The Etihad.

Former Liverpool FC defender Carragher believes the Reds should be satisfied with their slender lead at the top of the table.

“I think with Liverpool we’re building this game up like they should have gone and won it,” Carragher told Sky Sports. “But it is the week, not Manchester United, it is the week.

“I said this before this game, if Liverpool get out of this week and they’re still top of the league whether it be a point- we don’t know how City will get on in their two games – it is a good week.

“City had that big week a couple of weeks ago where Liverpool were thinking points could be dropped. If you can get through Watford and Everton then you have a breather as there is no midweek game.

“If Liverpool are top then you look at the next two fixtures [Burnley at home and Fulham away] then the big international break kicks in.

“If Liverpool can get to March 4 and they’re top they are in a great position to win the league.”

Liverpool FC have accumulated 66 points from 27 games in the Premier League title race.

The Reds are looking to win their first Premier League title, having failed to win the top-flight crown since 1990.

The Merseyside outfit have lost three finals since Klopp replaced Brendan Rodgers in October 2015.

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