Manchester United legend-turned-pundit Gary Neville believes Manchester City are likely to beat Liverpool to the Premier League title, barring them suffering setbacks between now and the end of the campaign. The Citizens are currently three points behind the Reds at the top following the latter’s draw against West Ham United on Monday night.
Speaking on Sky Sports News, Neville highlighted that the Citizens remain the favourite to secure the English crown, given they have the experience of dealing with the pressure at this point of the campaign. He added that Tottenham Hotspur are potential contenders, although he does not see them eclipsing the top two to the title.
He said: “We’ve got a great three months to look forward to and at this moment in time, the only danger to Man City is City themselves, I think, because if City are neck-and-neck with three or four games to go, I think they will win it. They will really have the maturity to come through whereas Liverpool will need that three or four points gap. I woke up this morning to people saying Tottenham are title contenders again and I don’t think they are.”
City have been dominant when it comes to facing the elite teams but they have squandered the opportunities in matches where they are widely expected to triumph. With defeats against Crystal Palace, Leicester City, and Newcastle United over the past few months, they have undoubtedly suffered a lapse in momentum, although this has not entirely put them out of the title hunt.
At present, the Mancunian giants are three points behind Jurgen Klopp’s men and they could make up the deficit during the midweek game against Everton on the road. While Liverpool don’t play until the weekend, City have been asked to play a preponed game against the Toffees to compensate for their League Cup final against Chelsea during the backend of February.