Pundits Roy Keane and Jamie Carragher had plenty to talk about after watching the battle for the top of the table between Manchester City and Liverpool ended in shared points
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victory for both Manchester City or Liverpool on Sunday at the Etihad, either team could have prevailed to clinch the domestic title. However, according to Jürgen Klopp came twice from behind to drawonly a single point separates first and second in the Premier League.
The Champions League is similarly open, with City and Liverpool also having very strong representation for this competition. Both teams won the first leg of their respective quarterfinals City leads against Atlético Madrid and Liverpool have an advantage over Benficabut there is no clear favorite for the competition.
While City have been dominant domestically of late, winning three of their last four league titles, they are yet to win the Champions League. By contrast, in the Premier League era, Liverpool have only managed one league win but have been crowned European champions twice in that span.
“For me there’s the big five leagues in Europe, there’s going to be five teams or a lot of teams that win it, but only one team wins the Champions League and that changes your team that wins the Champions League,” Carragher said Sky sports. However, he conceded that Liverpool’s 2020 Premier League triumph did not come in front of their own fans and that some fans might prefer a league win for that reason.
The former England defender was part of the red team that won the Champions League in 2005, played the full 120 minutes in the win against AC Milan and was also involved in the final defeat by the same opponents two years later. However, he never won the Premier League and retired well before that 2020 triumph.
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former Manchester United However, Captain Keane did not share the attitude. He was part of the United squad that won the 1999 Champions League final despite missing the game through suspension and has also won several Premier League medals from his time at the Old Trafford club.
“Championship [over Champions League]”, he said. “Every day of the week is what you do week after week in terms of what you stand for as a player.
“The Champions League is brilliant, there’s glamour, prestige behind it, but I think a league reflects what your team, the manager and what the club stands for, you do it week in and week out. Obviously the Champions League is difficult, but I would choose a league title.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/keane-carragher-liverpool-man-city-26682164 Roy Keane and Jamie Carragher disagree on whether they prefer Premier League or Champions League