Jurgen Klopp Liverpool
Jurgen Klopp Liverpool

Liverpool currently sit second on the Premier League table based on goal difference but Jurgen Klopp’s men have played one game less than leaders Manchester City.

At one point, the Reds had the chance to go seven points clear at the top of the table but since then they have drawn a number of games which has helped City claw down that gap.

Spurs too are just five points behind the top of the table but right now everyone believes that the title battle will be between Liverpool and Manchester City.

And speaking about the title race, football pundit Gary Neville has claimed that the Reds will find it really difficult to end their trophy drought this season.

“Manchester City have set themselves a standard in the last week,” Gary Neville said.

“If they are going to win the league they need to maintain that standard every week because they can’t afford to make mistakes.

“Liverpool are a very good side and they will realise they are in for a major battle. Liverpool were seven points ahead a few weeks ago, but now City are definitely favourites for the title from what I am seeing.

“Sergio Aguero has lifted City in the last month. He has grabbed games by the scruff of the neck and has been a champion player.

“He is standing up.

“If City are going to win back-to-back titles I think they can look towards the last month and think about his influence, he has been outstanding.

“If you look at the size of Liverpool and the fact they haven’t won the title in so long, there is an air of desperation at the club to win the title. A few weeks ago they were seven points clear and when Manchester City lost at Newcastle you thought it was there – what an opportunity for Liverpool that was.

“They still have that chance, but it has become a lot more difficult in the last week.

“What will happen in Merseyside, as it did in Manchester all those years ago, is you will be walking down the street and people will be saying ‘I think we can do it, go on let’s do it this year’.

“You can be walking down the street, having a break and relaxing, and then all of a sudden your mind gets thrown back to the title and you can’t get away from it. It just hits you every minute of every day.”

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