By Emma Sanders

Former Liverpool defender and vice-captain Jamie Carragher has revealed he hasn’t written off Manchester United as title contenders.

Jose Mourinho’s side currently sit in 6th position in the Premier League but ahead of their clash against Liverpool on Monday of next week, Carragher stated he felt both teams could win the title.

Despite a big-spending summer transfer window, Jurgen Klopp’s side have performed better than United in the opening seven games of the season.

Liverpool currently sit in 4th place and have already recorded victories against Arsenal, Leicester City and Chelsea.

But Carragher claims it’s too early to write off Mourinho’s side and believes both teams are capable of winning the title.

“It probably feels like that [Liverpool more likely to win the title than United] now because of how Liverpool have started the season,” Carragher told Sky Sports News.

“But it was only two or three days ago we were saying it was going to be a shoot-out for the league between United and City.

“I still think United will be right up there come the end of the season. The manager has got great experience of winning the Premier League.

“I certainly wouldn’t write Manchester United off at such an early stage. I think them and hopefully Liverpool will be up there fighting for the title.

“Whichever way you look at it, it just shows you how big the Premier League is. It is a big game, with a lot of new players in that side [Liverpool] now.

“It will be a great atmosphere and I  think Liverpool will go in confident with the way they’re playing,” he added.

The two teams battle it out at Anfield on Monday 17th October following the return of players after the international break.

In other Liverpool news, Jordan Henderson reveals the instructions given to him and Wayne Rooney ahead of England clash.