‘Don’t write them off’: Graeme Souness warns Liverpool FC about Man City
Sky Sports pundit Graeme Souness refuses to discount Man City from the title race despite their 3-1 loss at Liverpool FC
Graeme Souness says it’s too early to write Manchester City off in the title race despite Liverpool FC’s 3-1 win against the defending champions on Sunday.
The Reds established a nine-point advantage over Pep Guardiola’s back-to-back champions at Anfield on Sunday thanks to a resounding 3-1 victory at Anfield.
Goals from Fabinho, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane secured three points for the home side before Portugal international Bernardo Silva netted a late consolation goal.
Manchester City have lost to Norwich City, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Liverpool FC in the Premier League this season to lose ground on their title rivals.
Guardiola’s side will have a difficult Premier League clash against third-placed Chelsea FC in their next game at The Etihad on Saturday 23 November.
Liverpool FC are sitting eight points clear of Leicester City and Chelsea FC after their impressive victory over Manchester City.
However, Sky Sports pundit Souness says it’s too early to discount Manchester City from the title race given their pedigree.
“I don’t think City were that bad today, and I tell you what makes a proper team,” Souness told Sky Sports. “When we were winning league titles here, that was saying more about us than winning European Cups.
“City are a proper team, and don’t be writing them off. They will be back. They just played Liverpool at the wrong time today when they had big players missing.
“When you play them, you want to have all your big players playing at their best.”
Liverpool FC haven’t won the Premier League title but have finished in second place in 2002, 2009, 2014 and 2018.
The Reds finished behind Manchester City in the title race under both Brendan Rodgers and Jurgen Klopp.
The Citizens have won the Premier League title on four occasions in 2012, 2014, 2017 and 2018.