Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher feels the performance for their draw at Arsenal sets them up nicely for the weekend clash with Manchester City.

Carragher was judging his glass as half-full, insisting that victory over City this weekend would put the draw in London in a completely different context.

"It's one of those difficult ones because before the game you'd accept it; after an hour, you'd be disappointed," Carragher reflected to Sky Sports.

"I always think when you get a draw it depends on how you get on in your next game.

"If we win there, it's a great four points. If we lose, it's only one point out of six. We've got to pick something up at City."