With the 2019/20 campaign pretty much in the bag for Liverpool, Carragher believe the Citizens will have the edge in the title race because they don’t need to be spurred on by fans.
“I don’t think they [Liverpool] will be impacted more than anyone [else this season] because they’re one of the best teams so they’ll still get a lot of really good results, I’d imagine,” Carragher is quoted as saying by the Express.
“If you’d said to me it had happened last season and Man City and Liverpool were neck-and-neck with nine games to go, I’d strongly fancy Man City because I think they’d cope a lot better in this situation that we’re in right now.
“I do think the Anfield crowd creates a huge impact, I think Klopp’s football is slightly different to [Pep] Guardiola’s, a lot of that is using the energy of the crowd, the energy of the team, the intensity. Whereas I think it’s a lot more of a technical game with Pep as well.
“So I actually think it probably will be suited to Man City but I don’t think it will impact Liverpool more than any other club.
“Because clubs at the bottom, there will be someone who only wins one game or two of the next nine. I don’t think that will be Liverpool.
“But don’t get me wrong, I’d probably have serious doubts about Liverpool winning the league if this situation happened the whole of next season.
“Because the Anfield factor plays a huge part in the success of Liverpool, not just Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool but Liverpool going back to the year dot.”