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Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher names the two fixtures that will decide the Premier League title race

Jamie Carragher believes two fixtures will decide the Premier League title race (Picture: Getty)
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By Sunday Herald Team , in Sports , at April 22, 2019

Jamie Carragher believes two fixtures will decide the Premier League title race
Jamie Carragher believes two fixtures will decide the Premier League title race (Picture: Getty)

Jamie Carragher has named the two fixtures that will determine the outcome of the Premier League title race.

Pep Guardiolas Manchester City stormed to the title last season but are locked in an intense battle with Liverpool to lift the Premier League again this year.

With less than a month remaining of the 2018-19 campaign, City find themselves two points below Liverpool with a game in hand over Jurgen Klopps side.

City face Manchester rivals United on Wednesday evening before playing Burnley, Leicester City and Brighton.

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And Carragher believes the title race will be decided by the outcome of Citys next two games.

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I said after last week that I thought it was 50-50, then Man City go and beat Spurs, the Liverpool legend told Sky Sports.

I look at it now, Liverpool will beat Huddersfield on Friday, Man City know that, Liverpool will win that game.

I think the title will be decided, whether City win it or not, in the next two games.

Title-chasers Liverpool beat Cardiff City on Sunday
Title-chasers Liverpool beat Cardiff City on Sunday (Picture: Getty)

I think if City win their next two then I dont think theyre going to drop points in their last two (against Leicester and Brighton).

Liverpool maintained their title challenge on Sunday with a 2-0 victory over Cardiff City.

Following the match, former player Graeme Souness said Klopps title-chasing side have no weaknesses.

If youre going to be champions youve got to deal with the challenges that come along in many different ways, he said.

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I think today they looked like a composed, polished team. They were patient, they didnt try and force it.

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It wasnt a great pitch to play on, playing under a lot of pressure and I thought they were fabulous.

OK, they werent at their slick passing best but they were still a fabulous team today and I think they showed a maturity as well – we believe in what were doing, were not going to rush this and eventually someone will come up with something for us – and that is how it panned out.

They were very polished today and it was only a matter of time. When youre that good as a team and youve got that many special players, the threats not coming from just one area.

It could be a set piece with [Virgil] van Dijk, it could be a piece of magic from one of the front three.

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