The Merseyside outfit have been talked up as Manchester City’s biggest challengers in the title race this season following a summer of big investment.
Liverpool FC signed Alisson Becker, Fabinho, Naby Keita and Xherdan Shaqiri in an attempt to reduce the deficit between themselves and the defending champions.
While the four summer signings have helped to Liverpool FC to remain in the title race, Jurgen Klopp’s men still trail Manchester City by two points.
Frustratingly for Liverpool FC supporters, Manchester United were unable to do their bitter rivals a favour last weekend and deny Manchester City vital points in the derby.
Indeed, the Citizens were 3-1 winners against Jose Mourinho’s side to regain top spot in the Premier League table ahead of the current international break.
Reflecting on the title race as it stands, former Chelsea FC defender Townsend admits that he doesn’t envisage Manchester City relinquishing their current position in the Premier League table.
“I can see Liverpool running them close but when it comes to it, Man City will have too much,” Townsend told Sky Sports’ The Debate on Tuesday night.
Liverpool FC have won nine of their opening 12 games, only dropping points in draws with Arsenal, Chelsea FC and Manchester City.
The Reds are on course for a record points tally of 95 if Liverpool FC can maintain their form in the coming months, but could still fall short of Manchester City, who amassed a record 100 points last season as they won the title.
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