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Carragher rates Liverpool & Arsenal’s Premier League title chances this season

Jamie Carragher has discussed Liverpool and Arsenal’s Premier League title chances and if either team can stop Manchester City this campaign.

Pep Guardiola’s side have been absolutely dominant in recent years, lifting five of the last six top-flight trophies.

City won the treble last season with glory in the Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup and they are now looking to land the top-flight title for the fourth campaign successively.

Arsenal and Liverpool are seen by many as the closest two challengers with the North Londoners having topped the table for 248 days last term – the most for a team who failed to win the title in the English top-flight history – before they finished second.

Liverpool, meanwhile, are the only team to have denied City in recent years, beating Guardiola’s side to the 2019-20 Premier League title.

Arsenal and Liverpool have both enjoyed great starts this season and are unbeaten from their opening six games, but both clubs trail City who have a perfect record and have won all of their Premier League matches thus far.

Quizzed about Liverpool and Arsenal’s chances of stopping City this term, Carragher told Sky Sports: ‘There’s just so many goals in the [Liverpool] team.

‘In terms of Liverpool challenging this season, I think they have started the season [well] and Jurgen Klopp is calling it Liverpool 2.0.

‘This is the start again, after they fell off a cliff last season. I don’t think Liverpool are in a position right now to challenge Manchester City and win a title.

‘That may come in a couple years because Liverpool are rebuilding again. I do fear about the Premier League, I could see Man City winning it by 10 points.

‘It’s a real worry because they have started so well and they usually don’t. On the back of winning the Champions League, we are watching one of the best teams we have ever seen.

‘Kevin De Bruyne is out and they’ve won every game, they’ve not missed him at all.

‘Liverpool and Arsenal are still short in a couple of areas compared to Man City.

   

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