sport

Carragher: Reds will win title

After a weekend of drama in the Premier League, former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher is now convinced the Reds will win the title.

Brendan Rodgers' side went top of the Premier League on Sunday after thrashing Tottenham 4-0 at Anfield to capitalise on dropped points for their main rivals as Chelsea lost at Crystal Palace and Manchester City drew at Arsenal.

City, who trail Liverpool by four points but have two games in hand, remain the bookmakers' favourites to win the Premier League, but Carragher is convinced that his old club will beat them when they visit Anfield on Sunday April 13.

And he says the players and supporters now believe their 24-year wait for a league title is about to end.

"I think Liverpool will win it now," Carragher told Monday Night Football.

"The feeling before the weekend was 'we've got a chance', but those results and the intensity Liverpool played with on and off the pitch has changed that.

"I'm talking about the crowd, I'm talking about the Kop. You heard the roar at the end of the game and you know something's happening.

"They are chanting for Brendan Rodgers throughout the game and I've never heard that before as much. They are normally singing Kenny Dalglish's name or for Rafa Benitez a little bit, but it was all for the manager Brendan Rodgers.

"After this game there is a major belief that Liverpool will go on and win the league. There's a banner in the crowd now: 'make us dream' and I think they're making the supporters believe now.

"With the way they are playing - and the pace and energy they've got - it will be very difficult for Man City to go there and take three points.

"I can only see Liverpool winning that game."

Liverpool are the highest scorers in the Premier League so far this season with 88 goals and have scored 22 goals in their last six games.

Carragher says it's unlikely that the team will continue to hit those heights for the rest of the campaign - and feels there will be tough tests in the remaining six fixtures before the trophy is in the hands of skipper Steven Gerrard.

"You can't expect Liverpool to keep winning games by three or four between now and the end of the season," he added.

"There is going to come a moment when they are under the cosh; they might go one down or go down to 10 men.

"Something will happen that Liverpool have to come through - and then you can say they deserve to win the title for that reason.

"It will be difficult for them to win every game 3-0 or 4-0 now. I don't think that happens towards the end of the season.

"There will be a moment between now and the end, in the six games where they prove themselves as champions - and I believe they will."