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Premier League success would top Istanbul, says Carragher.Reuters

Jamie Carragher believes that a Premier League title triumph for Liverpool this season would eclipse their infamous Champions League success in Istanbul in 2005.

Brendan Rodgers' side started the campaign looking to regain a place in the top four but a run of seven wins in their last eight games has thrust them into a three way battle for the title alongside Chelsea and Manchester City.

The Reds have a game in hand on leaders Chelsea and should they take all three points when Sunderland visit Anfield on Wednesday they will move to within a point of the top of the league.

With eight games remaining, a free-scoring Liverpool side have a real opportunity of winning their first title since 1990, a feat that would outshine the club's memorable Champions League fight back against AC Milan that produced their fifth European Cup, according to their former vice-captain.

"I think this Liverpool team is better than the side that won the Champions League in 2005, but you could argue that winning the Premier League this season would be a bigger achievement, considering the hoodoo it would break and the fact it is decided over 38 game," Carragher wrote in his column for Sky Sports.

"I am certain that they can do it and I don't think you could pick a favourite between them, Man City and Chelsea, even though Jose Mourinho's team sit top at the moment and Manuel Pellegrini's team have games in hand.

"City have more games to play but some of them are very difficult - Man United, Arsenal and Everton, in particular - while Chelsea have the Champions League to contend with, firstly against Paris Saint-Germain.

"Plus, Liverpool still have to play both Chelsea and Man City at home in April, so if they could get six points from those matches I think they would win the Premier League and if they got four I would still lean towards them."

Liverpool will be looking for arch rivals Manchester United to do them a favour when they welcome Manchester City to Old Trafford on Tuesday. Manuel Pellegrini's side sit in third place six points off Chelsea but have three games in hand over the Blues and two over Liverpool.