Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher believes Liverpool need to get the better of Manchester City if they really want to lay their hand on the Premier League title this term.
Manchester City have been the team to beat this season as Pep Guardiola’s side are scoring goals for fun it seems. The defending champions have already racked up 27 goals in 10 matches, seven more than their nearest rival Liverpool.
City are currently topping the Premier League courtesy to a better goal difference than the Reds who sits in second place. Last season The Reds came out as the better of the two as they toppled the reigning champions in three matches out of the four games they faced including the 3-0 thrashing of the Sky Blues in the Champions League.
Carragher said, “We look at last season, they (City) lost two games – at home to Manchester United and away at Anfield.
“They drew the Anfield game they drew last season and they play United in a couple of weeks. If we’re being honest, they should have beaten United, they were 2-0 up and wasted a lot of chances.
“I said it with Liverpool last week: If you have ideas to win the league, who is going to stop them? The lesser teams are not going to stop them. It’s too easy for them.
“City’s three (toughest) games have all been away from home (Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham) everybody else has to come to their ground.
“To get seven points from nine already, it shows how difficult it’s going to be. This decides the title.
“Liverpool, Chelsea, whoever come up against them have to take points off them in this mini league because no one else is going to do it, because they’re not good enough to do it
“It (the Tottenham game) was an opportunity for a team to do something against them, and they can’t.
“It could be an era of domination of Guardiola and Man City.”