Jamie Carragher reveals what Liverpool must do differently to beat Man City to the title | Football | Sport


Jamie Carragher believes that Liverpool must look to beat Manchester City at Anfield if Jurgen Klopp’s side are to win their first ever Premier League title.

Liverpool sit top of the Premier League table at present, boasting a 100 per cent record form their opening five matches.

They extended their lead over City to five points last week, after Norwich stunned Pep Guardiola’s side 3-2 at Carrow Road on Saturday evening.

It’s the biggest gap that there has ever been at this stage of the season meaning the champions have some ground to make up if they’re to win their third successive crown.

Gary Neville asked Carragher whether this is Liverpool’s title to lose now, after City lost Aymeric Laporte (will miss five or six months) and John Stones (out for five weeks) to injury.

He said on Sky Sports’ Friday Night Football: “Do you not think though that Liverpool now with Laporte injured and Stones injured, they have the most unbelievable opportunity?

“If they can retain their form from the last 12 months in the first four months of the season until those players come back, Stones will be back before that but when Laporte’s back, do you not think they can be out of sight?”

Carragher refrained from putting added pressure on his former club, but insisted they must beat Manchester City at Anfield this time around to give themselves the best possible chance of winning the title.

“I don’t think out of sight, but I do still think it’s really early,” Carragher replied.

“I think that was an experience for Liverpool last season at certain times when they had a five or six, seven point lead in sort of January, February.

“[City] had a game in hand so it was five, but there’s still so long to go.

“What I think is that Liverpool have got to target the City game at Anfield, last season that game was a draw [0-0], Liverpool had a really tough run of fixtures and they sort of fell into that game and they were hanging onto the draw just before the international break.

“They’d had a tough run of games and they couldn’t really go for City.

“I think the situation with City defensively, they have to go and win that game.

“If you think about winning the title, and I said that last year how many teams can beat City.

“We’ve seen it sometimes and it’s a bit of a fluke to be honest and won’t happen too often this season but if Liverpool want to go and win the title, they’re a team that have to say ‘we’re going to have to beat City.’

“Not many other teams will if they show the form that not many other teams have shown over the last couple of years.”

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