Carragher: Liverpool have staying power for Premiership title

Jamie Carragher insists Liverpool's record points haul of 86 points last season shows how close The Reds are to that elusive title.

Jamie Carragher insists Liverpool's record points haul of 86 points last season shows how close The Reds are to that elusive title.

"We had a very good season in the league last year but we realise that if we can improve that by one or two per cent that may be enough and that's what we're trying to do," Carragher said.

"We took Manchester United very close last year and we realise them and also Chelsea will come back and maybe Manchester City as well so there's a lot of competition.

"Hopefully the pre-season games we can improve and get better and make sure we're ready for Tottenham (first game of the new season) and go one step further than we did last year."