Jamie Carragher suggests the forthcoming week is crucial to Liverpool’s title challenge

Jamie Carragher suggests the forthcoming week is crucial to Liverpool’s title challenge

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has stated that the forthcoming week of fixtures may define whether the Reds can push towards a maiden league title. The Mersey side outfit recently jumped to the top of the table following a goalless draw at Manchester United but the title race remains wide open with 11 games remaining before the season close.

Speaking on Sky Sports, Carragher highlighted that the Reds need to be wary of the upcoming games against Watford and Everton, given they are no midweek league games thereafter to trouble their title pursuit, he said: “I think with Liverpool we keep building this game up and they should have gone and won it, but it’s the week, not Manchester United which is important. If Liverpool get out the end of this week and they’re still top of the league even if it’s a point, it’s a good week, because this is the week when City could drop points.”

Liverpool had a good chance of outsmarting United over the weekend, given the Mancunian giants had suffered a triple injury blow during the first period which weakened the attack front. Nonetheless, they could not find a way through a resolute defence and ultimately, they had to settle for a point which has helped them leapfrog the Citizens to the top of the standings.

The Reds are scheduled to face Watford at Anfield during the forthcoming encounter and the game should present them with a challenge, given the Hornets have impressed recently and come off a comfortable 5-1 win over Cardiff City on the road. Thereafter, Jurgen Klopp’s side are scheduled to face Everton in the cross-town derby at Goodison Park and they can expect strong opposition from the Toffees, who will be desperate to dampen their title prospects. The previous meeting versus Everton witnessed a dramatic 96th-minute goal for Divock Origi after a goalkeeping mistake from Jordan Pickford.

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