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.
Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva believes the Citizens can catch up with Liverpool at the top of the table after beating their Premier League counterparts in the recent encounter. The Mancunian giants were seven points behind Jurgen Klopp’s side heading into the midweek game but they managed to reduce the deficit to four after securing a 2-1 triumph.
Speaking after the game, Silva highlighted that their title pursuit would have been over with a defeat and the positive result on Thursday night should encourage their prospects of retaining the English crown, he said: “We knew that if we lost it would almost be over because 10 points is a lot. Now four points we believe it is possible, knowing the Premier League is a very tough competition. The pressure was a little bit more onto us. We are happy with that, it is good. We are used to that kind of pressure. Happily the performance from everyone was good and we got three very important points against a fantastic team.”