Carragher On "The Only Chance" That Liverpool Can Win The Title

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It was all too predictable.

Jamie Carragher told Monday Night Football why Raheem Sterling deserves "everything he gets" as he prepares to sign a new deal at Manchester City.

Chelsea are [12.5] to win the Premier League title. I'm better. In the last month of last season, I was down, down, down, down.

A whopping 34 goals were scored in the Premier League over the last few days.

Despite preserving their unbeaten start to the Premier League with a 1-1 draw against Arsenal, the two dropped points means that Liverpool have lost some ground on Manchester City in the race for the title.

First of all, Liverpool confirmed they can handle the pressure of knock-out games in the Champions League when they hammered City 5-1 in last season's quarter-finals and that was not the first time Guardiola's side messed up a game at that stage of the competition.

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It is none other than Arsenal legend Thierry Henry in fifth place with 175 Prem strikes to his name, two less than Chelsea great Frank Lampard (177) - the highest scoring midfielder in the league's history.

While Pep Guardiola was keen to write off the prospect of more records being broken this time around, on the back of accruing a staggering 100 points in 2017-18, it could be argued that City are even stronger this season.

The home side eased off after this early blitz, which saw them enjoy 81% of the possession in the opening 20 minutes, with a fifth straight league win over Southampton already in the bag.

He added: "On the back of the Spain game against England, hopefully we will see a bit more of that because he does need to up his stats in terms of goals and assists for the national team". Is it City being so good or Southampton being so bad?

"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".

"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", Carragher said on Sky Sports.

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