Jamie Carragher thinks Liverpool will be in a “great position to win the league” if they get to the next international break top of the Premier League.
The Reds’ 0-0 draw at Manchester United on Sunday means they now lead the way at the summit by one point over closest rivals Manchester City.
Jurgen Klopp’s men have only taken six points from a possible 12 in their last four Premier League matches, with some pundits thinking it’s a cause for concern.
However, Carragher is confident that Liverpool will give themselves a brilliant chance of winning the title if they can negotiate the next couple of fixtures successfully.
“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,” Carragher told Sky Sports.
“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.
“If you can get through Watford, Everton, then you’ve got a breather, no midweek game. If Liverpool are top of the league then, you look at the next two fixtures and then there’s the big international break.
“If Liverpool can get to March 4, the day after the Everton game, and they’re top of the league they are in a great position to win the league.”