Liverpool dropped points once again – this time to local rivals Everton in the Merseyside Derby.

The Reds failed to capitalise on a couple of chances which meant the match ended 0-0 and Man City remain on the top of the Premier League table with a one-point lead.

With nine games to go, Liverpool will now have to come from behind which many pundits feel will be next to impossible.

While many feel that the draws vs Man United and Everton hurt Liverpool’s title challenge but according to former Man United boss Jose Mourinho, Liverpool fell out of the title race a long time back.

“I had that little feeling when City lost a match and Liverpool drew at home,” the Portuguese told beIN Sports(as reported).

“These are the matches where you have to do it and get that opportunity. When they lose one, you must win the next one. Liverpool lost a few opportunities.

“City lost and the next day they got the positive energy back because Liverpool drew.”

“Liverpool lost the lead, City is now top of the table,

“They have the destiny in their hands and Liverpool lost the control. Two points lost here and there, they have lost a few important points to leave them in the hands of others.

“I think the psychological factor is very important. Now they have to think about others and not just themselves.

“They are thinking about two matches every weekend – their match and City’s match.”

Jose Mourinho was talking about Liverpool’s 1-1 draw vs Leicester City which prevented them from capitalising on Man City’s shock defeat vs Newcastle United that very same weekend.

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