Jamie Carragher tells Man City how Erling Haaland will make the difference next season
Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has told Manchester City how new signing Erling Haaland will improve them next season. Earlier this month, City announced that they had reached an agreement with Borussia Dortmund to bring the Norwegian striker to the club, subject to personal terms being agreed.
He told Sky Sports’ Overlap: “I think Haaland was brought in not to take City to another level. [Virgil] Van Dijk and Allison coming in took Liverpool to another level, City are already at that level so Haaland is not going to do that. Haaland is being brought in to make the difference in that Real Madrid game.
“That’s why they are buying him, to make that difference in a big Champions League game. Maybe league games you can look at where they didn’t win.
“Perhaps that game against Liverpool if that chance had fallen at the end falls to him rather than [Riyad] Mahrez they win the game. Maybe they are not in a fight with Liverpool to win the title, they win it by maybe seven or eight points.
“He is not going to make a massive difference to Manchester City because they are already that good anyway. But, he is needed or they will feel he is needed to try and take them to the Champions League.”
We want your views, Blues. You can become even more involved with our Man City coverage by signing up. This will unlock a whole host of things – including joining the comments and taking part in our special Q&As, where you can speak directly to our reporters about what’s happening at the Etihad Stadium this week and beyond.