Jamie Carragher gives fresh verdict on title race after Liverpool FC’s 2-0 win at Wolves

The Liverpool FC legend warns Manchester City that Jurgen Klopp's side are genuine title challengers

Liverpool FC legend Jamie Carragher Photo: Sky Sports

Jamie Carragher believes Liverpool FC have proven that they are genuine title challengers after Friday night’s 2-0 win at Wolves.

The Reds made the trip to the promoted side knowing that a win would see Jurgen Klopp’s side move four points clear of Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table ahead of Saturday’s fixtures.

Reigning PFA player of the year Mohamed Salah broke the deadlock with his 11th league goal of the season in the first half after Fabinho’s cross picked out the Egypt international.

Salah is sitting at the top of the goal-scoring charts ahead of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with 11 goals, despite criticism of the 26-year-old’s slow start to the season.

Van Dijk has transformed the Liverpool FC defence since his world record move to Anfield from Southampton in January – and the Netherlands international helped the Reds keep their 11th clean sheet of the season.

Not only do Van Dijk help his side earn another shutout, but the Liverpool FC record signing got on the score sheet in the second half to secure three points.

Liverpool FC will be top of the table on Christmas Day as their key players Salah and Van Dijk hit their stride ahead of the second half of the season.

Former Reds defender Carragher spoke enthusiastically about Liverpool FC’s prospects in the title race.

“I don’t think City have really had that pressure over the last 18 months because they’ve been so good,” Carragher told Sky Sports.

“It does look like we have a real title race and we haven’t had that for a few years really. They have Salah at the top of the pitch and Van Dijk at the other end. It gives them a great chance.”

MORE: Latest Liverpool FC news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip

Gossip
Sky Sports News reporter Dharmesh Sheth
Sky Sports reporter delivers update on Chelsea FC search for next signing
Gossip
Frenkie De Jong
Fabrizio Romano provides update on Chelsea FC link to Frenkie De Jong
Gossip
Fabrizio Romano
Fabrizio Romano provides detailed update on Man United link to Cody Gakpo
Alisson vs Ederson
Alisson vs Ederson Stats – What Do The Numbers Say?
Chris Sutton
World Cup 2022: Chris Sutton explains his France v Poland prediction
Gossip
Sky Sports News reporter Dharmesh Sheth
Sky Sports reporter delivers update on Chelsea FC search for next signing
Gossip
Frenkie De Jong
Fabrizio Romano provides update on Chelsea FC link to Frenkie De Jong
Gossip
Fabrizio Romano
Fabrizio Romano provides detailed update on Man United link to Cody Gakpo
Alisson vs Ederson
Alisson vs Ederson Stats – What Do The Numbers Say?
Chris Sutton
World Cup 2022: Chris Sutton explains his France v Poland prediction
Slideshow
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature