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Carrick: Liverpool Should Be Afraid

Michael Carrick believes Liverpool have reasons to be worried as United will close the seven-point gap on them soon. The Champions have two games in hand and are seven points behind while having infinitely more experience of how to win titles than the sweet little neighbours at the other end of the East Lancs Road.

'If I was in their shoes I would want to be as far ahead as I possibly could be,' said Carrick.

'At this stage of the season we could have been a lot further behind than we are when you consider all the away games, especially after Champions League matches, and the fact our two games in hand are both at home.'

And that's why I don't get why Fergie was all pissed about being handicapped by the fixture list. I mean, I'm quite happy that we've got past our most difficult fixtures and we'll have a friendlier fixture list at the business end of the season.

With Chelsea visiting Old Trafford on Sunday, Carrick was musing about breaking their stranglehold on the league title, back in 2006/07.

'It was tough to break Chelsea's hold on the league. That first Premier League trophy probably surprised a few people because they expected Chelsea to go on and win it again.

'But we started the season unbelievably well and really put the pressure on from the start.

'It was important to get ahead because Chelsea were very rarely slipping up. But our flying start meant they were chasing, which they had not done for a few years. That gave everyone here the belief we could win it again.'




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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday January 9 2009

Time: 11:53AM

Your Comments

I'm sure they're bricking it Carrick!
merlin
Hard to tell whether you're being sarcastic or not merlin - why would we be 'bricking it' when there's still 18 games left? Time enough for the lead to change hands several more times before the close. Besides I just don't think Carrick can pull off the ahem...'confidence' stature like someone like Roy Keane or Mark Hughes could - in other words I would find it hard to get worried by anything Michael Carrick does, he's too much of a daisy.
Naoise
all manU fans seem to think that their 2 games in hand are already won. now, i dont doubt your confidence but if you lose your next game against chelsea(draw even), what a blow that would be. i do admit ManU has the quality to win those 2 games that they have in hand, but even then they'll still be one behind. Yes there will be added pressure on liverpool but liverpool shown they can cope by staying on top of chelsea for a while now by that one point margain. maybe its just me but i sense the pressure is not only on liverpool, but also hugely on both manU and chelsea. statements made recently by Mr Fergerson about ManU being treated unfairly may prove this.
chopstah
Naoise - Shame that 'daisy' has a trophy, two infact, that Gerrard has never had AND he has the same numer of CL medals as Gerrard! I'm quite happy with our 'daisy' ;)
ForeverUnited
chopstah - COPE!? Chelsea left you top after you bricked it so many times! Those two games in hand arent guaranteed home bankers but can't blame us for being confident of a result! As title contenders, we expect to beat the likes of Wigan and Fulham at home, no disrespect.
ForeverUnited
I'd rather have the points on the board than games in hand, manc fans seem to think them games in hand are won before a ball has even been kicked, typical arrogance
JonLFC
FU - if you hadnt 'bricked it' against spurs and villa, then you'll be one point behind us right with you 2 games in hand. As title holders you really should be beating teams more convincingly. i dont exactly remember the last time manU hadnt struggled to beat a team in the PL by more than a 1 goal margain - yes its been that long.
chopstah
Too right , Carrick is a ***** . Not good enough to get into our 1st eleven. The daisy
I Bling Red
chopstah - Really? You're bringing up Spurs and Villa away? Tell me, how did you do in each fixture. A draw against any of those two away is nothing to be down about. I Bling Red - But I can guarantee you that more of our players will make your first team than yours will make in ours! Take out Torres, Gerrard and Masch, the rest are a wastre of space really! Berbatov, Rooney, Ronaldo, Tevez, Vidic, Evra, Rio and even Scholes will all make your first eleven effortlessly! Yes you're top but no trophies are handed out midway through the season are they?
ForeverUnited
 

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