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Liverpool legend reckons Tottenham’s Pochettino can make THIS claim if Spurs win the league

According to Jamie Carragher, should Tottenham Hotspur win the Premier League, Mauricio Pochettino would have completed the greatest managerial performance in the competition’s history.

Spurs have lost only three matches so far this season, and after 26 matches, they sit second on 51 points, only two behind unlikely leaders Leicester City.

The Foxes fell to a last-minute defeat by Arsenal on Sunday, while the Lilywhites secured one of the finest results in their recent history when they saw off Manchester City 2-1 away following a late winner from Danish playmaker Christian Eriksen.

While there were a number of impressive performers within the Tottenham ranks, Carragher—speaking on Sky Sports after the contest—sought to focus his praise on coach Pochettino.

“When you think of previous title winners, you could say it was to be expected. But you wouldn’t expect that from Tottenham. It would be the best managerial performance in Premier League history if Tottenham go on and win the league,” Carragher began [quotes via the Daily Mail].

“They were brilliant. I said before the game that they were the best team I’ve seen this season.”

Spurs have won the title only twice in their history, and haven’t been domestic champions since 1961 when Bill Nicholson’s double winners took English football by storm.

However, something that might affect Pochettino’s side during the run in is that they continue to compete on multiple fronts, with testing fixtures in the FA Cup—against Crystal Palace—and the Europa League—against Fiorentina—to come before Spurs return to EPL action against Swansea City.

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