Ex-Liverpool player Jamie Carragher has proven to be a good combination with former Man United defender Gary Neville as pundits on Sky Sports. With Neville regularly getting the better of him in terms of trophies won, it has been interesting to hear their views as Liverpool go for the title and United struggle to make it into Europe.

With his former team’s league hopes resting on Everton upsetting The Red’s main rivals Manchester City in the next fixture, it is interesting to note that Carragher was a diehard Toffees fan but is now lost to the Goodison faithful having crossed the Merseyside divide many years ago.

Speaking with Sky Sports, he is now hoping his boyhood team will do Liverpool a huge favour by beating or holding City to a draw.

He said, “Liverpool have been on a great run and can’t be too down-hearted about one defeat in 12 games”.

“It is a bad blow but they need to get everyone lifted and go again against Crystal Palace. On paper, Liverpool have the easier game this weekend and if City drop points and Liverpool win their two games then they have a great chance of winning the title. This title is still on. Forget about what’s happened and go again.”

Carragher believes an Everton upset against the in-form City is not beyond the realms of possibility but he recognizes that Liverpool may fall just short in their bid to become the first team since the 1980’s to go from 7th to title winners in the space of a season.

“The last team to go from seventh to title winners was Everton in the mid-80s,” he added. “That was a side I watched as a kid and it will be a massive achievement. Going back to those days, it probably did happen more often in the 70s and 80s but to see it done now means it will go down as one of the greatest achievements in Premier League history or even English football history given the amazon-liverpoolfinances that the other teams have and people not believing in Liverpool so much over the last 20 years.”

Carragher was also full of praise for Liverpool boss, Brendan Rodgers, describing him as an excellent coach and tactical mind combined with being an all around nice guy.

“To be the man who takes Liverpool from seventh to champions would mean Rodgers will always be remembered. I worked for him for 12 months and he was great with me and this success couldn’t happen to a nicer fella. He’s a great coach and man-manager and the way he flips and changes his side. If you get beat doing that then people will say you are messing about with the team but when you win, they say you’re a great tactician. He gets it right most of the time. He keeps the opposition guessing and at this moment he is one of the best around,” he concluded.



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