Jamie Carragher taken aback by shock Arsenal suggestion after Liverpool vs Man City

Jamie Carragher was left stunned after a Micah Richards prediction involving Arsenal in the aftermath of Liverpool’s 1-1 draw with Manchester City on Sunday afternoon.

This result has left the Gunners top of the table on goal difference and one point ahead of City, who Mikel Arteta’s men will take on at the Etihad Stadium at the end of this month.

It remains to be seen which of the three clubs vying for the title will come out on top in the coming weeks, with so little to separate the trio. Had Liverpool come out on top against the Sky Blues, the odds would have significantly shifted in the Reds’ favour – a point leaves the door wide open for Arsenal.

Of the opinion a Liverpool victory would have put Arteta’s men in pole position for glory, Richards said on Sky Sports: “If City had lost today, I would have said Arsenal”, to which Carragher responded: “Arsenal? If Liverpool would have won? Really?”

Richards continued: “Yeah, I just thought with the momentum.” Carragher joked back: “You’re an Arsenal fan aren’t you?” Richards, ending the conversation in a light-hearted fashion joked: “You’re an Evertonian!”

Explaining why a point was the perfect outcome for Arsenal on Sunday, Carragher added: “If you’re Arsenal and you were watching today, you’re probably thinking that the best possible result for you is a draw.

“If you’re Liverpool and you’re watching Arsenal play Man City in a few weeks’ time, you’re thinking the same thing. I think from their points of view, they’re still trying to chase down City. They’re still the team to beat. They have to find the points to beat them, but City’s next four or five games are tough. Even though Arsenal are on top, I think Liverpool would still rather see them win over City because I think City’s last five or six games of the season will be ones they get maximum points in. If they don’t drop points in the next few weeks, I think they’ll be really tough to stop.”

Arsenal’s next Premier League match is against City, of all sides, on March 31 and will see the Gunners attempt to avenge their costly 4-1 defeat at the home of the reigning champions last April.

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