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Jamie Carragher: 'Anfield atmosphere will be crucial'

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher claims that the Anfield atmosphere could be difference when Liverpool host Manchester City on Sunday.

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher believes that the Anfield atmosphere could be crucial when the Reds host Manchester City on Sunday.

The table-topping Reds will be crowned champions for the first time since 1990 if they win their remaining five games, and Carragher has claimed that the support could be the difference against City this weekend.

He told the Daily Mail: "Anfield is unique when it comes to generating atmosphere on special occasions. As a player, you try to block the noise out when the game begins but you are always conscious of the impact it can have and tomorrow could be a day to rival St Etienne in 1977 or Chelsea in 2005.

"I played in the latter game, the Champions League semi-final, and it was the most intense atmosphere I experienced.

"When Liverpool's fans build up a head of steam, they can influence the result of a game and that certainly happened against Chelsea nine years ago.

Brendan Rodgers's side have won their last nine games.

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2Manchester UnitedMan Utd27149453322151
3Leicester CityLeicester27155746311550
4West Ham UnitedWest Ham2613674031945
5Chelsea26128641251644
6Liverpool26127747341343
7Everton2513483833543
8Tottenham HotspurSpurs25116841271439
9Aston Villa251231038271139
10Arsenal26114113427737
11Leeds UnitedLeeds26112134344-135
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15Burnley2778121935-1629
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton26511102633-726
17Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2675142744-1726
18Fulham26411112132-1123
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom2638152055-3517
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