Liverpool’s title chances are gaining momentum after reducing points gap to six with a game in hand, and now Gary Neville has his take.
According to Gary Neville, who spoke to Sky Sports, “we do have a title race on” between Liverpool and Manchester City.
When Mo Salah and Sadio Mane left for the Africa Cup of Nations a few weeks ago, the former defender confessed that he thought it was ‘not going to happen.’
However, the Reds are now six points behind Pep Guardiola’s side in the Premier League table.
Furthermore, Jurgen Klopp and his team have a game in hand — against Leeds United on Wednesday – and have yet to travel to the Etihad Stadium.
Given how things were looking a few weeks ago and what Neville was thinking, especially in regards to the AFCONs, he has changed his decision.
“Liverpool are a great side,” said Neville. “Without Mane and Sale, for the last month, which makes it incredibly difficult for them to chase down Manchester City.
“But if you said to me two or three weeks ago, ‘Mane and Salah go to the Africa Cup of Nations, get to the final, and Liverpool end up closing the gap on Man City.
“Then, I would have said ‘no that’s not going to happen’ because Manchester City have looked absolutely incredible’. But we do have a title race.”
Liverpool’s title chances
Liverpool deserves a lot of credit for keeping up the pressure on Manchester City, who are a very powerful team.
What makes things worse for Pep Guardiola is that the Merseyside club appears to be improving every week.
Their offensive appears to be improving, and players like as Virgil van Dijk appear to be reaching the peak of their campaign.
Overall, what appeared to be another Manchester City title is likely to get a few twists and turns.