Jamie Carragher and Micah Richards make Liverpool title prediction after Man City stumble

Liverpool are competing with the likes of Arsenal and Manchester City for the Premier League title and Jamie Carragher has suggested the title race is wide open after Manchester City dropped points for the third successive match to slip to third behind Liverpool and Arsenal.

Pep Guardiola’s side played out a 3-3 draw with Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday evening, which comes after recent draws with Chelsea and Liverpool. As a result, the reigning champions now sit three points behind leaders Arsenal and one behind Liverpool.

Much was made ahead of the current campaign regarding whether City would be able to find the desire to put together another title-winning season on the back of claiming the treble and cracks are certainly beginning to show in the team.

Arsenal and Liverpool will have been watching on in delight at Spurs’ ability to take home a point from the Etihad, with each club seeing their hopes of top-flight glory further boosted.

Reacting to City’s stalemate with their north London opponents, former Anfield favourite Carragher told Sky Sports:

“I know you [Micah Richards] don’t want to hear this but, for neutrals, it’s good to see City drop points. You think of them winning the treble last season and you’re thinking, ‘who is ever going to stop them?’

“You feel like you’ve got a title race now. You saw where Arsenal were last season and City still pegged them back. It feels like it could go to the last months of the season because of the situation City find themselves in.”

Pushed further on whether tonight’s scoreline with lift the spirits of the current top two in the division, Carragher continued: “Of course, without a doubt.

“If you asked us all, I think we’d still fancy Manchester City for the title. We’ve seen this before with City, where they go on a run during the second half of the season and win 10 or 12 games on the bounce and go away from other teams. Maybe, this season, Arsenal will be stronger from their experience in those moments and we know Liverpool have been there before.”

Asked for his view regarding if the time has come for another team to take top spot away from City, Carragher added:

“Yeah, I do. I wouldn’t bet against City but if you asked me two or three months ago, I would be City all day. Now I’m starting to be doubtful about them winning the title. There is a reason it hasn’t been won four years in a row. I’m certainly looking at Arsenal and Liverpool.”



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