Gary Neville discusses whether Liverpool FC can stop Man City

The Man United legend believes Liverpool FC are capable of stopping Man City in the Premier League title race

By The Slog Sweep
Man United legend Gary Neville Photo: Sky Sports

Gary Neville says Liverpool FC are the only team capable of stopping Manchester City in the Premier League title race, but warned the Reds require other Premier League teams to take points off the defending champions.

The Merseyside outfit bounced back from a 2-0 loss to Red Star Belgrade in the Champions League at the weekend after Jurgen Klopp’s men eased to a 2-0 victory over promoted side Fulham at Anfield on Sunday afternoon.

Liverpool FC broke the deadlock in the first half thanks to Mohamed Salah’s 41st-minute goal before summer signing Xherdan Shaqiri doubled the home side’s lead eight minutes after the half-time break to seal a comfortable 2-0 win.

The 18-time English champions hoisted themselves above Manchester City and Chelsea FC into top spot for a few hours on Sunday before Pep Guardiola’s men were 3-1 winners against Manchester United in the derby on Sunday evening.

The Citizens have only dropped points in a 1-1 draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers and a 0-0 stalemate with Liverpool FC to collect 32 points from their opening 12 games in the Premier League.

Liverpool FC, on the other hand, have drawn with their top-four rivals Arsenal, Chelsea FC and Manchester City to remain unbeaten in the title race.

Former Manchester United defender Neville believes Liverpool FC are capable of winning the Premier League title this season but warned Liverpool FC need other teams to take points off the defending champions.

“Winning one league is an achievement, winning back-to-back titles makes you a great team and Man City are on the brink of that at this moment in time, I only feel like Liverpool can stop them,” Neville told his Sky Sports podcast on Sunday.

“I think Chelsea are a little bit short, I’ve thought that from day one and I think Chelsea will just fall short. They’re doing well, they’ve started the season well under Sarri and the football’s flowing and they look like they’re a happy bunch again. But I still think that if anyone can stop City, it can only be Liverpool.

“The problem for Liverpool is that it doesn’t look like anyone else can lay a glove on City, that’s the problem they’ve got.”

Liverpool FC finished in fourth spot in the Premier League table last season but finished 25 points adrift of Manchester City in a one-sided title race.

The Merseyside outfit signed AS Roma goalkeeper Alisson Becker, AS Monaco midfielder Fabhino, Stoke City playmaker Xherdan Shaqiri and RB Leipzig star Naby Keita in the summer transfer window.

Alisson and Shaqiri have already proven their worth at the Anfield outfit this term, but Fabinho and Keita have work to do to win over the Liverpool FC supporters.

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