Gary Neville explains what Liverpool FC need to do in title race

The Man United legend outlines what Liverpool FC need to happen to win the Premier League title this season

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Gary Neville doesn’t believe Manchester City will be unnerved by Liverpool FC’s presence in the Premier League title race.

The Reds are being talked up as Manchester City’s closest challengers in the Premier League title race ahead of the season after Liverpool FC signed Alisson Becker, Xherdan Shaqiri, Fabinho and Naby Keita.

Liverpool FC have delivered on their promise after the Merseyside outfit collected 33 points from their opening 13 Premier League games to remain on Manchester City’s coattails.

The Reds are two points adrift of the defending champions after Liverpool FC were 3-0 winners against Watford at Vicarage Road last weekend thanks to goals from Trent Alexander-Arnold, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino.

Liverpool FC face a difficult clash against Everton at Anfield on Sunday evening in pursuit of an 11th Premier League win of the 2018-19 campaign.

The 18-time English champions will be hoping to pick up three points to keep pressure on Manchester City ahead of the Citizens’ trip to Chelsea FC on Saturday 8 December.

Former Manchester United defender Neville, who knows what it takes to win the title having lifted the Premier League trophy eight times, believes Liverpool FC need to remain within touching distance of Manchester City in the second half of the season to potentially unnerve Pep Guardiola’s side.

“Liverpool are hanging on in there, and they have just got to stay really close [to Man City],” Neville told Sky Sports.

“There have been times when I was part of teams where we were chasing and hunting down. Stay on the shoulder, stay close – it unnerves teams when you don’t go away and you think about expecting them to drop points.

“There’s that feeling that you’re busting a gut – particularly when you’re in front. I’ve had it the other way when we’ve been hunted down, where you expected a team to drop points somewhere and they didn’t, and I expected us to be a few points in front and we’re not.

“I don’t think it’s the point of the season where Man City will feel that, but Liverpool have to go into February or March on the coat-tails of Man City. That is a difficult ask. Man City just amass points, goals and possession – everything is impressive.”

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