Jamie Carragher says Erling Haaland isn’t a ‘game changer’ for Manchester City when it comes to the Premier League title race – but he could help them finally win Champions League.
City signed the superstar striker from Borussia Dortmund in a £51million deal this summer.
And Liverpool legend Carragher believes that Haaland won’t make much of a difference to Man City’s league form, due to the amount of games and points they already get in the Premier League.
However, he does think that the Norweigan could be the key to finally help Pep Guardiola bring European glory to City.
When asked if the signing of Haaland means Man City will win the league even more comfortably, Carragher told talkSPORT: “No, I don’t think so.
“I still think City are favourites, but I don’t think Haaland is a game changer for them in terms of winning the league.
“They win the league now and they already get 95 to 100 points – are they going to get 110?! There are only so many points you can win in a season.
“I think Haaland is almost the icing on the cake for the Champions League. If he’s playing away in Madrid, they don’t lose that game. I think that’s the difference he’ll make.
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“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.”
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