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Neville convinced Man City ahead of Liverpool in title battle

Neville convinced Man City ahead of Liverpool in title battle

Liverpool may be level pegging on points with Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table, but Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville has admitted it will be a "real struggle" for them to lift the title in May.

It's a case of splitting hairs right now but Liverpool still have the edge.

Speaking on his podcast, he explained that Manchester City were now favourites and that Liverpool were in for a "major battle".

"West Ham felt they deserved to win, Leicester would probably say the same, so you can look at it the other way; is that good character, hanging on to get a point when you should get zilch?"

"The criticism from outside is a little bit harsh on the team and the manager".

Georginio Wijnaldum has revealed how he played through illness - and potential embarrassment - to star in Liverpool's important win over Bournemouth on Saturday.

I am of a blue persuasion when it comes to Merseyside football and so firstly I must stress how grateful I am for Manchester City.

Manchester United (a rejuvenated, hungry, attacking Manchester United) v Liverpool is massive and will have a huge sway on proceedings.

Champions City underlined the chasm between the top three and the Big Six also-rans on Sunday when they eviscerated Chelsea 6-0.

Pep Guardiola will defend his title.

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It means Liverpool fly to Marbella on Monday for warm weather training with their season firmly back on track.

'They are the team behind the team and they are the ones who keep us going and positive.

The Netherlands worldwide said the Bournemouth victory was the ideal response to dropping points against West Ham and Leicester, and re-set the benchmark for the performance level required to win the Premier League.

Last season the Champions League went well and we dropped a lot of points in the league.

Oh my, I really wish my answer here would be Liverpool but it's not.

Of their last 12 matches in all competitions, City have won 11. They are cracking opponents' heads open and feasting on the goo inside.

"But winning the Premier League is about who gets the most points and there's different ways of getting points".

"What Man City do - blowing teams away, scoring so early, the football that they play - you could argue that is the best football to watch", Carragher said.

It will be because of these games (and squad depth) that they are not champions this season and that will be a shame. They are just unstoppable.

"But Liverpool have relied a lot this season on what they've done defensively, the two Dutch players were outstanding at the weekend, [Georginio] Wijnaldum was back and certainly that man Van Dijk at the back what he's done".

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