Jamie Carragher admits Liverpool can't catch Manchester City this season

Liverpool shared the spoils with Chelsea on Sunday
Liverpool shared the spoils with Chelsea on Sunday / Marc Atkins/GettyImages

Jamie Carragher has admitted that Liverpool will not be able to catch up to Manchester City, who will storm their way to the Premier League title this season.

Chelsea and Liverpool played out an exciting 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge on Sunday in what was a must-win game for both sides if they hoped to catch up with Pep Guardiola's side, who sit 11 points clear the top of the league table.

And Carragher believes Guardiola's side will now win the league as they are "uncatchable".

"I think Man City will win the league," former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher said on Sky Sports. "I don't see Liverpool or Chelsea closing that gap. If Liverpool would have won and got those two extra points and won their game in hand against Leeds at home – six points is tough against Man City.

"But when you go more than three games behind Man City I just don't see it at all really. Man City right now in terms of controlling games have been fantastic. Man City are as good as Chelsea defensively and as good as Liverpool going forwards and that's the big difference.

"When Liverpool dropped two points at Tottenham, that shouldn't be a bad result in the past, going to Tottenham and getting a draw. Now with Man City getting mid-90 points to 100 points you can't afford to draw with big rivals away from home."

City are currently on an 11-game unbeaten streak, and while Liverpool still have a game in hand, they have taken just two points from their last three games. Chelsea, too, have drawn four of their last five games, and the recent rift between Thomas Tuchel and Romelu Lukaku is sure to add more pressure on the Stamford Bridge outfit.