Jamie Carragher believes Man City are a better side than Liverpool, but that does not necessarily mean that the Reds cannot win the Premier League this season.
Many highlighted Liverpool’s inability to take all three points away to Arsenal last weekend as evidence that Jurgen Klopp’s side will not be able to keep pace with Pep Guardiola’s rampant City side in the race for the top-flight crown.
However, former Reds defender Carragher believes that his old side deserves credit for their excellent unbeaten start to the Premier League season, and while he concedes City are the superior team, he reckons the Anfield outfit may still have a chance of winning the title if the Citizens become distracted by the Champions League in the new year.
“It will have been disappointing for Liverpool to concede that goal, but Liverpool supporters have got to just relax a little bit,” Carragher told Sky Sports.
“You’d think Liverpool had just lost the league with the reaction after the game, that it was two points dropped, Man City are two points clear – there’s a long way to go.
“Man City are better than Liverpool, everyone knows that, that’s no problem. That doesn’t mean Liverpool can’t win the league.
“The fact Arsenal are so delighted with a 1-1 draw at home shows the respect everyone has for them. Relax, it’s been a brilliant start, and I think everyone expects it to continue – but it will be tough against Manchester City.
“I think Liverpool’s hope of winning the league is in the second half of the season if City go far in the Champions League, and hope that their focus is on that, taking their eye off the ball slightly.
“That’s the only chance Liverpool have got, because City are better than them. But I think for the supporters and everyone around the club, Jurgen Klopp speaks very well and so do the players about the situation – Liverpool have made a brilliant start.”