Liverpool failed to overcome bitter rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday and ultimately had to settle for a 0-0 draw with the Red Devils. The result is a blow to the Reds’ title ambitions, but Jurgen Klopp will know they’re not out of the race yet, but they soon could be should they fail to win their tough upcoming fixtures.
The Anfield club certainly have a difficult Premier League run ahead of them, with clashes with in-form Watford and local rivals Everton coming up in the next week.
Sky Sports pundit and iconic former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has given his verdict on the importance of the next week for his former club.
Speaking on Sky Sports after the Manchester United match, as quoted by the Liverpool Echo, Carragher said “it’s the week, not Manchester United which is important…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.”
It’s by no means a given, though, that Liverpool will emerge from this week unscathed. The Reds have been in poor form recently. Seeing Roberto Firmino forced off with injury on Sunday doesn’t bode well either for Klopp.
Not only that, but the Toffees will be determined to halt Liverpool’s title charge, and will have the home advantage in a roused Goodison Park atmosphere this weekend.
Manchester City could easily be in the ascendancy by March 4th.