Our writers try to separate Liverpool and Manchester City

Manchester City’s draw with Liverpool was one of many video games of the season however when the full-time whistle blew it was exhausting to name who the end result favoured most. 

Jurgen Klopp’s crew missed the possibility to put their title prospects in their very own palms with victory, however might really feel happy with a degree given the probabilities City missed. 

City in contrast, stored their noses in entrance of their rivals with a one-point benefit and higher fixtures on paper, however maybe missed a chance to bury Liverpool. 

There may be very little to separate the very best groups within the nation and neither appears to be like like dropping many factors earlier than the tip of the season. 

Telegraph Sport’s writers decide who they suppose will likely be lifting the trophy come May.

Jamie Carragher: Liverpool

By full-time on Sunday, psychologically it was a greater level for Liverpool. City will really feel annoyed as they might have one hand on the trophy if that they had gone 4 factors clear. Also, the 14-point lead that they had will come into their heads if Liverpool stick with them. I believe each groups’ away video games will resolve it. Don’t overlook that City don’t want to lose a sport to open the door –  a draw might be as deadly.

Sam Wallace: Liverpool

The harder run-in however all their harder video games – Manchester United, Everton, Spurs, Wolves – are at Anfield and Liverpool are nearly unbeatable at dwelling. The level on the Etihad was a way more useful one for Liverpool than City, who had the house benefit. City are formidable however they’ll throw within the occasional off-key efficiency, and only a attract considered one of their final seven may be sufficient to swing it.

John Percy: Manchester City

Though latest momentum has appeared to be with Liverpool, City’s run-in shouldn’t characterize any issues to Pep Guardiola. The solely subject might be whether or not the Champions League obsession impacts their focus.

Sam Dean: Manchester City

The final front-runners. Kevin De Bruyne seems to be discovering his finest kind, which is dreadful information for Liverpool, and the exceptional depth throughout City’s whole squad means they are going to be well-placed to deal with the pressures that include the ultimate few months of the season. It can be no shock in the event that they received each league match from now till the tip of the marketing campaign.

Chris Bascombe: Liverpool

It is like 2019 once more with Liverpool followers, gamers and workers wishing with each fibre of their being that City will drop one other level. Logic – and historical past – says it won’t occur. But are the footballing Gods teasing by arranging for Steven Gerrard and Philippe Coutinho to head to the Etihad for what may be a remaining day, title decider? If it will get that far, the glimmer for Liverpool is their superior purpose distinction. Six wins and a draw will get the job performed if City lose as soon as. It appears to be like like an extended shot, however City should lament the absence of an Aguero-type participant to ship an Aguero-type second.

Jim White: Manchester City

So far forward of the remaining are the main two, there may be each probability each pretenders will win all their remaining matches – albeit that Liverpool have to face Tottenham. Which means City, a nostril forward in the intervening time, will retain their title.

Jason Burt: Manchester City

It can be no shock if each groups win all of their remaining video games. They are clearly much better than anybody else within the Premier League. History has proven that at this stage of the season factors are sometimes discarded on the impossible locations so evaluating the run-ins is futile. What could also be a much bigger issue is how a lot the Champions League takes out of them each. Manchester City ought to edge it as a result of they’re the higher crew. But it might be by what it’s now: a single level

Back to top button