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Jamie Carragher sends warning to Manchester City ahead of season run-in

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has said that Manchester City may have to overcome concerns related to fatigue as they seek to secure a historic quadruple this term. The Citizens have been flawless with their performances for most of the season and they are currently favourites to retain the Premier League title despite the strong challenge from Liverpool.

In a report covered by The Irish Independent, Carragher said that the Citizens have not had to guard against complacency over the course of the season and that could become a factor in the final months of the campaign. He added that the players will be tested on the mental and physical sides of their game in the forthcoming weeks and this could make or break their dream of sealing an unprecedented quadruple.

He said: "They have not needed to do that yet. That is not a criticism, just a reflection of their superiority in the majority of fixtures. Winning while in a comfort zone is a sign of class. The problem is that calmness cannot last when you are pursuing four trophies. That is when you have to overcome pain to win."

“City have already won the League Cup earlier in the year and they are favourites to lift the FA Cup against Watford at the Wembley next month“. Likewise, the destiny of the Premier League title remains on their hands, but the same cannot be said about the Champions League where they are trailing Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 “after the first leg“ of the quarter-final stage.

Spurs are scheduled to make the visit to the Etihad Stadium for the return leg next week and it remains to be seen whether the Citizens can overcome the deficit without risking an away goal. Pep Guardiola’s side would require at least three goals to progress, should Spurs manage to score at their stadium.

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