Liverpool in box-seat in title race, claims Man City’s James Milner

Manchester City midfielder James Milner says Liverpool are favourites to win the Premier League title this season

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Man City boss Manuel Pellegrini

James Milner believes Liverpool are in the “box-seat” in the Premier League title race.

The Reds are being increasingly tipped as potential title winners after restoring their two-point lead over Chelsea at the top of the table thanks to a 2-1 win against West Ham United last weekend.

Liverpool are in the box-seat because they are top and have the points already on the board so for me, they have to be favourites as things stand

James Milner

Liverpool face third-placed Manchester City, who have played two games less than Brendan Rodgers’s men, at Anfield on Sunday in what could prove to be a title decider.

While Milner insisted it is still in City’s hands, the England international conceded that Liverpool are in pole position in the title race.

“We’ve been here before and have won the title recently whereas Liverpool haven’t won one for a long time and whether that comes into play or not, I don’t know,” Milner told City’s website.

“As the finishing line gets closer, games that looked easier a few weeks ago prove to be anything but.

“It’s still in our hands because if we win seven games, we’ll be the champions, but Liverpool are in the box-seat because they are top and have the points already on the board so for me, they have to be favourites as things stand.

“We have the ability and experience to finish the job and it’s going to be an exciting finish for the neutrals.”

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