BBC Sport pundit Chris Sutton says Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher was wrong to write off his former club’s chances of winning the Premier League this season.
Carragher claims that Jurgen Klopp’s side need a holding midfielder and another defender to compete with Manchester City, but Sutton says that, while they may still fall short of top spot, he still thinks the Reds can be serious contenders for the title:
“Do I think Liverpool will win the league? No, I don’t think Liverpool will win the league. Do I think that they can really put a challenge in on Manchester City? Yes, so I don’t know why Jamie Carragher has written them off as such.”
Sutton himself claims that he was disappointed that Liverpool dropped points to Luton Town on Sunday as he is keen for there to be a genuine title race.
The 1-1 draw at Kenilworth Road was certainly a setback for Klopp’s men but there is still a long way to go this campaign.
Liverpool are well placed in the Premier League table
Despite only picking up a point at the weekend, other results have gone the Reds’ way so they haven’t fallen behind the leading pack.
Tottenham lost to Chelsea and Arsenal didn’t pick up any points on their trip to Newcastle either. City did, however, secure a win at home to Bournemouth.
It means that Liverpool are just three points off the top of the table, with 11 games played.
It will be a huge game at the Etihad after the international break
As long as the Reds don’t drop more points against Brentford on Sunday, the game between City and the Merseyside club later this month will be classed as a clash between two title rivals.
Liverpool have rarely played well at the Etihad Stadium but, if they get a result in that game, many people will start to believe they are challengers for the league this campaign.