Liverpool said matches will decide Premier League title after Man City draw
Liverpool stayed a point behind leaders Manchester City at the weekend and Jurgen Klopp was told games should focus on if his side are to skip the Etihad Stadium team
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Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has told his former club it’s their away games that will determine who makes the lifts First League Cup at the end of the season.
The Reds drew 2-2 Manchester City on Sunday night, meaning Pep Guardiola’s side stayed at the top of the table by just one point. With City taking the lead twice through Kevin De Bruyne and Gabriel Jesus, the draw will certainly be gratifying Liverpool.
With seven games to go, the neutrals are strapping in for a grand slam finish to the season. Carragher has stressed that he believes it will be the games both teams have to play away that will make the difference at the end of the season.
He tweeted: “Draw was a better point for Liverpool in the end as Man City should have won. I think the away games of both teams will decide the title as I can see a draw or two along the way!”
The Reds have away games against newcastleAston Villa stays while City has to travel wolvesLeeds and west ham. On paper, Manchester City have the easier encounters of the two sides, with several games towards the bottom of the table. However, Manchester United Legend Gary Neville believes these games will be significantly more difficult than the ‘tougher’ games Liverpool have in store.
Speaking to Sky Sports, he said: “Anything can happen in the cup competitions. In the Premier League we looked at City and thought that was an easy run-in, but actually that’s because we look at (Liverpool’s) Merseyside derby and Manchester United. In a normal season (these games) would be tough, but these two teams are terrible. They might be easier than any of the teams Manchester City has. Watford fighting for their lives, Leeds need to win games and Newcastle away (for Liverpool).
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“You look at Liverpool’s run-in, the Merseyside derby, Tottenham – You think it’s a hard enema, but it’s not. I would rather play Manchester United and everton at home than West Ham away.” Both teams also have to cope with cup competitions, which neither team has to worry about anymore FA Cup at the end of the week as the teams meet in the semi-finals of the competition.
However, both teams are still in the Champions League and it is likely they will advance to the semi-finals of the competition after winning the first legs of their respective quarter-finals earlier this month. These games will certainly have an impact on the team’s preparation for league games, although both teams seemed unfazed by the cup games on the pitch this season.
Speaking of the remaining games of the season, Guardiola said: “Seven Premier League games is a lot of points, we have to play away, they have to, but I felt we will behave. I don’t know what will happen. The way we played against a team that I admire a lot, that made me think a lot, offensively, defensively, makes me think I’ve been playing the way they’ve been playing for so many years, I want them Premier League Win But It Doesn’t Matter . We’re so good and I think all our fans enjoyed it.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/liverpool-premier-league-man-city-26682451 Liverpool said matches will decide Premier League title after Man City draw