Jamie Carragher explains how Spurs have helped Liverpool in the title race

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Liverpool beat Chelsea 2-0 yesterday to move back to the summit of the Premier League table.

While Manchester City still have a game in hand over the Reds, Jurgen Klopp’s side are now considered favourites to win the title by many due to the more favourable remaining fixtures ahead of them.

While Pep Guardiola’s side still have to play Spurs and travel to Old Trafford to take on their local rivals Manchester United, the Chelsea game was arguably the toughest one remaining on Liverpool’s fixture list.

After the match, former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher said that it was a great sign for the Reds that Mohamed Salah was back in form.

Carragher insisted that Salah, who scored a belter against Chelsea, regained his confidence thanks to his involvement in the late goal against Tottenham at Anfield a couple of weeks ago.

Lloris failed to effectively deal with the Egyptian’s cross, as the ball ended up ricocheting off Alderweireld into the back of the net.

Speaking to Football.London, the 41-year-old pundit said, “Yes, I think, the reaction when he came off, the Mo Salah song belting out from the Kop, there haven’t been too many moments like that in 2019 for Salah.

“Yes, he’s the top scorer. He was never going to achieve what he did last season in terms of goals, but he’s been lacking those game-changing moments and I think the Spurs one was huge.

“I know it was an own goal, but I think he felt part of it. We spoke to him after the game. The top comes off.

“I think if you get Salah somewhere close to where he was at last season – that buzz, that feeling, that he’s the most important man in the team, getting the defining goals, it does Liverpool a great chance.”

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