Gary Neville discusses Liverpool FC and Man City’s title hopes

Gary Neville has his say on how the title race is shaping up between Liverpool FC and Manchester City

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Gary Neville
Gary Neville (Photo: Sky Sports)

Gary Neville believes that the Premier League title race between Manchester City and Liverpool FC is set for an enthralling conclusion.

Manchester City responded in style to their defeat by Newcastle United last week by sealing an impressive 3-1 victory over Arsenal at The Etihad on Sunday.

Liverpool FC currently find themselves top of the table as they look to try and win their first major trophy under Jurgen Klopp.

With the gap at the top so close with 13 games left to play, Manchester United legend Neville feels that the title race is set for a thrilling finale.

And the former England star also feels that Tottenham are not in contention to challenge for the title, despite the fact that Spurs are just two points behind Manchester City as things stand.

Speaking to Sky Sports on Sunday after City’s win over Arsenal, Neville said: “I think two points or five points, whatever it will be [on Monday] night after the end of the game, won’t be a gap worth shouting about at all.

“We’ve got a great three months to look forward to and at this moment in time, the only danger to Man City is City themselves, I think, because if City are neck-and-neck with three or four games to go, I think they will win it.

“They will really have the maturity to come through whereas Liverpool will need that three or four points gap.

“I woke up this morning to people saying Tottenham are title contenders again and I don’t think they are.

“I think if City had played [on Saturday], Liverpool had played today [on Sunday] and Tottenham were on Monday Night Football, I don’t think we would even be talking about Tottenham as title contenders because Liverpool and City would be many points in front.

“I always think with Tottenham, they’ll keep getting close and then dropping back again – I don’t think they’ve quite got it.

“They’ve not got quite as good a team as City and Liverpool and there is no one who would like to see them win the league more than me this season…

“It would represent an incredible job done by Pochettino over the last three or four years [if they won the Premier League], it would be amazing because he almost deserves it in some ways, but I just feel like they’re not going to win it and they’re going to fall short.”

Manchester City – who take on Everton in midweek before hosting Chelsea FC on Sunday – won the Premier League title in style last season as they finished above second-placed Manchester United.

Liverpool FC will return to Premier League action on Saturday when they host Bournemouth at Anfield.

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