Jamie Carragher doubts that Manchester City have the same self-belief as Liverpool after they came through another tough test against Chelsea.
Strikes from Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah saw off a tough challenge from Chelsea on Sunday. The Blues were impossible to break down in the first half but two minutes of magic in the second half changed the game.
Carragher said on Super Sunday: “I was at the game in the Champions League against Tottenham in midweek and it wasn’t as easy, and they didn’t come through with flying colours when it was a tight, even game.
“The hope for Liverpool is if City do get in situations that Liverpool are finding themselves in almost week in, week out, then Liverpool have almost built a belief that they will come through those moments, whereas it will be interesting to see how City react as they haven’t had to do it often this season.”
Liverpool fans will be desperate for Carragher to be right. The current Premier League champions face Spurs in Europe on Wednesday before they play them again on the weekend.
They will then face a trip to Old Trafford.
More and more supporters are beginning to think Pep Guardiola’s side will drop points.
All the Reds need is for City to draw. Between Spurs and Manchester United, two sides battling for Champions League football, they could do a job and hand Liverpool the initiative in the title race.
Before Liverpool can turn their attention back to title aspirations, they face a trip to Portugal where they will look to make it to the semi finals of the Champions League again.
With Barcelona holding a 1-0 advantage over Manchester United, it’s likely that the Reds will face Lionel Messi and co in the next round if they progress.
Big season this is turning into for the Merseysiders.