Carra: One title-deciding advantage Liverpool have over City

Date published: Tuesday 12th February 2019 10:06

Jamie Carragher believes Virgil van Dijk could be Liverpool’s main advantage over Manchester City in the Premier League title race.

Liverpool are level with City at the top of the Premier League table, but behind on goal difference having played one game less.

City have scored 15 more goals than the Reds, who have conceded five less.

The supercomputer has stated that Liverpool will not concede another league goal for the rest of the season, and Carragher believes that is down to having “the best defender” in the league.

“What Man City do – blowing teams away, scoring so early, the football that they play – you could argue that is the best football to watch,” he said.

“You want to go and watch that, you’re excited by watching City more than any other team in the Premier League, I get that.

“But winning the Premier League is about who gets the most points and there’s different ways of getting points.

“Liverpool still play fantastic football, probably not as eye-catching and blistering and goals galore as Manchester City do.

“But Liverpool have relied a lot this season on what they’ve done defensively, the two Dutch players were outstanding at the weekend, Wijnaldum was back and certainly that man Van Dijk at the back what he’s done. He’s the best defender in the league.

“So we talk about the attacking players City have at the other end, Liverpool can almost match them I would say, but in terms of Van Dijk, Liverpool have the best defender.

“So Liverpool could actually win the league that way.

“It’s not so much about how well you play, it’s getting the three points.

“More often than not this season Liverpool have done that.”


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