Carragher: We will win the title

“In my career, we’ve never been in contention around March or April,” he explained. “The best teams pace themselves and get into the right position by then.

“When the mind games start, I want us to be in everyone’s thoughts.

“It will tell us that we’ve been doing something right, and that we’re in with a good shout of winning the Premier League.

“I love all that — and it’s always been disappointing that it’s other teams that have been involved rather than us. We’ve always been outside the race watching and reading about it — but now we’ve a great chance to be in the thick of it.

“I’ve always felt the time to really get into the mix is when there are 10 games to go.”