Jamie Carrgaher says it’s impossible for Chelsea to catch up Liverpool

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With seven games left to spare, Liverpool had already been confirmed as Premier League champions.

With six games left to spare in the league, Liverpool have already amassed 86 points and 20 points more than Manchester City.

However, Jurgen Klopp’s side were unfortunate to lose the title to Manchester City last season, despite having only lost just one game all season. Liverpool got 97 points last season, but still lost the league to Manchester City who gained 98 points.

Chelsea and Manchester United are being tipped to make a statement in the Premier League title fight next season, especially with the Blues signing Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner.

However, Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher believes the points total Liverpool have recorded in each of the last two seasons will make it ‘virtually impossible’ for Chelsea to overtake them next season.

“You actually look at what this Liverpool team have done as a group, I think Liverpool have signed one player in the last three or four windows, and that was [Takumi] Minamino for £7 million,” said Carragher.

“It’s quite remarkable the situation Liverpool find themselves in when we’re always talking about teams having to strengthen and spend big money.
“Jurgen Klopp will feel that this team can go again this season. Even off the back of their Champions League victory last season you’d think they would strengthen again, they didn’t.

“It doesn’t look like they are going to do it again [after] this season.

“And he will believe if this team can get a similar point total this season to what they got last season, they’ll probably win the league again.

“Because what City and Liverpool have been doing in terms of getting 90-100 points makes it virtually impossible for anyone to challenge them, even if United are coming strong, Chelsea are buying players as well.

“To get that amount of points in a season is remarkable really and he’ll feel his team can do that again.”

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