As Liverpool and Manchester United are set to lock horns in a vital clash at Anfield in the Premier League on Saturday, former Reds’ defender Jamie Carragher doesn’t seem too optimistic for Jurgen Klopp’s side.
Writing for The Telegraph, the former England international has gone on to reveal why he believes Liverpool will not win the title this season. Carragher has stated the primary reason behind it is that Klopp’s side doesn’t have the financial strength and the winning culture to match the two Manchester clubs, alongside Chelsea.
The former defender wrote: “Manchester United, City and Chelsea are formidable on and off the park. They have financial strength and a winning culture Liverpool do not currently possess. For the last seven years FSG has tried to approach transfers in a studious way. It has yielded one League Cup.”
Carragher also added that Liverpool will not win the league because they aren’t as robust in the transfer market as the aforementioned trio.
“I think FSG are good owners, but to win the league their approach in the transfer market must be as robust as the big three, and I am not convinced they have the capacity to match them,” claimed the television pundit.
The Merseyside club has struggled to gain a foothold over many years now, and trophies have looked hard to come by. This season too, they have fared on a mixed note so far, and it looks highly difficult for them to be title contenders.
Carragher put weight on the fact Liverpool have failed to grasp the nettle when opportunities come along, and that will make life hard for them.
“When opportunities come along to push on in order to remain truly competitive at the top of the league – which tends to happen at Anfield once every five years – you have to grasp the nettle. Liverpool have not done so,” he added.
The Anfield club will hope to see a match filled with goals against Jose’s United for now, and bring cheer to the fans, as results in the last couple of years have been short of entertainment.
Written by Rajdeep Saha
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