Jamie Carragher discusses whether Liverpool FC can challenge Man City in title race
The Liverpool FC legend believes the Reds can rival Manchester City for the Premier League title
Jamie Carragher believes Liverpool FC can challenge Manchester City for the title, despite the Reds legend admitting that the Citizens are favourites to win successive Premier League crowns.
The Merseyside outfit have been talked up as potential title contenders this season after Liverpool FC invested heavily in some key signings in the summer transfer window.
Alisson Becker completed a £67m switch to Liverpool FC from AS Roma in the summer transfer window, and the Brazil number one has complemented Virgil van Dijk at the back.
Liverpool FC have only conceded three times in seven Premier League games to highlight their marked improvement at the back, especially considering their poor form last term.
The Reds will take on Manchester City at Anfield in the Premier League on Sunday, with the two title rivals level on points following a near-perfect start to the season.
Manchester City finished 25 points ahead of Liverpool FC in the Premier League table last term to highlight the gap between Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp’s teams.
Former Liverpool FC defender Carragher believes the Reds are capable of pipping Manchester City to the Premier League title but admitted that Klopp’s side will have to produce a special season.
“I don’t think anyone would deny that considering what they did last season,” Carragher told Sky Sports on Thursday.
“I think they are the best team but that doesn’t mean Liverpool can’t find a way of overcoming them in a one-off game and taking the title if City went on a huge run in the Champions League, Carabao Cup and FA Cup.
“Injuries too – these are the things where you need a little bit of luck to go your way. I think these are the front two with Chelsea very close behind in the early stages.”
Liverpool FC can take encouragement from their impressive record against Manchester City in the Premier League, despite the influx of talent at the Etihad Stadium in the past decade.
The Reds haven’t lost to Manchester City at Anfield since 2003 when Gerard Houllier was still in charge of the club. Former Liverpool FC striker Nicolas Anelka scored an added-time winner to seal a 2-1 win for the Citizens.
Liverpool FC have won their last three games against Manchester City in all competitions since a resounding 5-0 loss to the Citizens at The Etihad in September.
The Reds exacted revenge in January this year after Klopp’s side were 4-3 winners against Manchester City to end the Eastland outfit’s unbeaten start to the season.
Liverpool FC were 5-1 aggregate winners against Manchester City in the Champions League quarter-final after a 3-0 home win and a 2-1 victory at Eastlands.