Chris Sutton predicts where Liverpool FC, Man City will finish in title race

The Chelsea FC legend is still backing Manchester City to pip Liverpool FC to the Premier League title

Liverpool FC manager Jurgen Klopp Photo: The Sport Review

Chris Sutton is tipping Manchester City to win the Premier League title despite Liverpool FC improving in key areas this season.

The Reds hoisted themselves to the top of the Premier League table last weekend thanks to Liverpool FC’s 4-0 win over Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium.

Under the pressure from their title rivals’ landslide win, Manchester City faltered at Stamford Bridge and Chelsea FC became the first team to beat Pep Guardiola’s side this term.

Liverpool FC start the 17th round of fixtures a point ahead of Manchester City in the title race and Jurgen Klopp’s men are the only unbeaten team left in the Premier League.

Manchester United will make the trip to Liverpool FC in the Premier League on Sunday evening, with the Red Devils looking to inadvertently help their derby rivals.

The defending Premier League champions have the opportunity to move back into top spot with a win against Everton on Saturday lunchtime before sitting back and waiting for the north-west derby at Anfield 28 hours later.

Former Chelsea FC striker Sutton is backing Manchester City to win the Premier League crown for the second successive season despite Liverpool FC’s form.

“I think Liverpool in terms of forward play this season haven’t been as hot as they were last season,” Sutton told BBC Sport.

“They have addressed the big questions and the big issues. They are finding a way to win games. The key for them is their defence. As good as Man City are, I think Liverpool will run them close. I think Man City will just pip them. I think they will win the next four games.”

Liverpool FC have never won the Premier League title but have finished in second place in 2002, 2009 and 2014.

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