Tottenham not Premier League title contenders, says Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher

Former defender believes that even Man City – currently languishing in 10th – have a better chance of lifting the trophy this year than Spurs do

Alex Pattle
Friday 06 November 2020 11:24 GMT
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Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has ruled out a Premier League title challenge from Tottenham this season, saying 10th-placed Manchester City have a better chance of lifting the trophy.

Jose Mourinho’s side are third in the table as things stand with 14 points, one behind second-placed Leicester and two behind league leaders and defending champions Liverpool.

But Carragher believes that even Man City – currently languishing in 10th – are more likely to win the league this year than Spurs.

Speaking on Sky Sports’ Pitch to Post podcast, Carragher said: “I still can’t envisage anyone besides Liverpool or Man City winning the league. I just can’t see that. 

“I know Tottenham have started really well and I hope they have a great season and there are more challengers, but I just can’t see anybody else lifting that league title besides the big two of the last few years.

“I’d been very strong putting Liverpool as favourites for the title, but for the injury to Virgil van Dijk – not just one of Liverpool’s top players but one of the top players in the Premier League.

“And if something similar would have happened to, say, Kevin De Bruyne for Man City, who is their top man, I think you’d say the same for City. I think it makes for an even more interesting race, no doubt about that.”

Liverpool travel to the Etihad Stadium this weekend for a highly-anticipated top-flight meeting with Man City on Sunday, the same day that Tottenham are away at 18th-placed West Brom.

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