Last season, Liverpool won their 19th top-flight title and first since 1990, with Jurgen Klopp’s brilliant side finishing 18 points ahead of second-placed Man City.
Manchester United thrived during the second-half of the 2019-20 season to climb to third, above Frank Lampard’s Chelsea in fourth.
Given the momentum at Old Trafford and the spending spree at Stamford Bridge – the Blues have already spent more than £150m this summer – many have tipped Man United and Chelsea to challenge for the title this season.
But Carragher says Liverpool and Manchester City remain a ‘long way’ ahead of the chasing pack and will once again battle it out for the title when the season starts this weekend.
‘I’m a Liverpool man and I want to see them win the league again, but maybe not in the manner they did it last season,’ he told TEAMtalk.
‘We want and we need to see a competitive title race I want to see the other teams get closer to Liverpool because we need it to be more competitive.
‘We don’t want any team to be 20 or 30 points ahead and while I want Liverpool to win the league, I’d like to see them in the tight title race and winning it on the last day of the season in exciting fashion, going down to the wire and with less points than they got last season.
‘If the top one or two teams are getting 99 and 100 points every season, it means there are fewer points to go around, so I would like to see the total points needed to win the Premier League go down to 90 points this season as that would mean we will have a more interesting title race.
‘That could happen as I expect all the teams trying to chase Liverpool to do better than they did last season, but I only see two teams in contention for the title and that will be the top two for the last couple of years.
‘The chasing pack have to bridge the gap on Liverpool and that’s why teams like Chelsea have been spending money in the transfer market to try and make that happen, but Liverpool and City are a long way ahead of the rest and I don’t see that changing.’