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Carragher targets winning run

03 Nov 2008 - 09:14:33

Jamie Carragher believes the way Liverpool react to their 2-1 defeat at Tottenham will be crucial if they are to challenge for this season's Premier League title.

The Reds slipped to their first loss of the campaign at White Hart Lane as Spurs hit back from a goal down to take all three points and it was a result that saw Rafa Benitez's side lose their place at the top of the table.

Carragher said: "Look how Chelsea have reacted since we beat them and how Manchester United reacted when they lost to us.

"They've been on a great run since. It's how you come back from your setbacks that count. This will be a test for us now.

"If you want to show you're championship contenders it's how you bounce back that matters.

"Before Jose Mourinho came to Chelsea you could get away with losing five or six but now it seems to be three or four. The standards are so high. You can't afford to lose too many.

"It's a different test in itself playing against the teams lower down. Portsmouth was a very difficult game and we didn't score until late on.

"If we play as well as we can we should go on to win the next six games but in the past we've come unstuck in those matches and it's important we get maximum points now."


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