“I Don’t Think It’s Going To Be Like That” Carragher Delivers Verdict On Haaland’s Potential Impact On PL Title Race

“I Don’t Think It’s Going To Be Like That” Carragher Delivers Verdict On Haaland’s Potential Impact On PL Title Race

Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher does not expect Manchester City striker Erling Haaland to have a dramatic impact on the club’s chances of winning the Premier League title.

The former Liverpool defender believes that manager Pep Guardiola already had a team capable of finishing first before the Norwegian’s arrival, but he says the forward may well make the difference in Europe:

“I don’t think it’ll make a huge difference to the league because City are that good anyway. I think when you look at what Liverpool did to City and get to that level of 90-plus points, they bought Allison and van Dijk. They were game changers. They took Liverpool from a team who were getting 75 points, to a team looking to get 95 points. I think City are already at that level, so I don’t think it’s going to be like that for Haaland. But you’d think that with a great striker like him and the players he’s got around him, it gives them a great opportunity in the Champions League.”


It’s an interesting take from Carragher, but you’d have to say that signing a player that averaged a goal a game for Dortmund would greatly improve the team’s chances of winning any league fixture.

Having a focal point in attack is clearly important. Both Liverpool and Arsenal have brought in new number nines this summer, while Tottenham already have Harry Kane. The only “big six” team that have moved away from that approach are Chelsea, who have decided to let Romelu Lukaku leave on loan.

At the end of the day, though, the title won’t be won by one man. It will be a team effort and City supporters will be confident that they possess the squad to secure yet another league championship.

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