Jamie Carragher: Why Erling Haaland is not a game-changer for Man City

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Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has claimed Erling Haaland is not a game-changer for Manchester City.

He told talkSPORT: “I still think City are favourites, but I don’t think Haaland is a game-changer for City in terms of winning the league, because they win the league now.

“They get 95 to 100 points. If they want to get 110 – there are only so many points in a season.”

Carragher added: “I think Haaland will be the icing on the cake in the Champions League.

“If he’s playing away in Madrid they don’t lose that game, they win, they’re through to the final and I think that’s the difference Haaland will make.

“I don’t think he will be a huge difference in the league because City are that good anyway.

“When you look at what Liverpool did to catch City and get that level of 90 plus points, they bought Alisson and Virgil van Dijk – they were game changers.

“They took Liverpool from a team that got 75 points to a team now that are looking for 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 with a striker like him it gives them a great opportunity for the Champions League.”