Liverpool and Man City’s next fixtures compared in Premier League title race
The Premier League title race is still on as Liverpool closed the gap to nine points at the weekend, and the Reds still have a game in hand against Manchester City.
Liverpool maintained their slim Premier League title ambitions by beating Crystal Palace away from home while Manchester City slipped on the road for the first time since October.
Pep Guardiola’s side began a run away with the Premier League title as they continued an unstoppable run, winning 12 games in a row to leave Chelsea and Liverpool behind.
Although the Blues may look out of reach, Jurgen Klopp’s side will be confident they can still have their say this season, as they are currently nine points behind City, but if they win their game in hand, the advance will be cut off. only six points
With Liverpool close to City, the pressure is on for the leaders who know they can’t afford to drop any more points, but the Reds also know any future slip-ups could nullify their pursuit for another year.
As the Premier League title race takes another turn, Soccer Mirror assesses upcoming Premier League fixtures for Liverpool and City…
Every game is now a must-win for Liverpool who know any mistakes will be made up for by City, who have proven to be deadlier than ever this season.
As Liverpool booked their place in the Carabao Cup final at the end of February, it will mean Klopp’s side have two games in hand against the leaders in March, but that could be a good thing as they will be clear where they stand. . .
After the Premier League’s short winter break, Liverpool return with a home clash against Leicester to kick off in February, and the Reds will be keen to make amends for the shock 1-0 defeat they suffered against the Foxes this season, while Mohamed Salah missed a penalty.
Liverpool then face relegation threatening Burnley and Norwich to wrap up their league fixtures for February, but Klopp will know that anything short of three wins could see them give up on their title ambitions, with a 100 per cent record essential to continue. .
The Reds take on City at the Etihad on April 9, and they need to keep winning if they have any chance of closing the gap when the two heavyweights meet later in the season.
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City will be confident of holding onto their nine-point lead over Liverpool for at least the next two matches, as Guardiola’s side take on promoted Brentford and Norwich on their return from the short winter break.
Brentford proved to be a tough encounter for City, and they narrowly managed to earn a narrow 1-0 win over the Bees earlier in the season, but Guardiola will hope their home advantage will turn it into a routine win over the London outfit. this time.
They then make the trip to Carrow Road to face Norwich, who they have already beaten five times this season, although the Canaries are full of confidence after coming out of the bottom three.
Liverpool’s hopes of any slip-up can rest on Tottenham or Everton completing City fixtures for February, and Spurs beat Guardiola’s side at the start of the season.
With Antonio Conte having just lost his first Premier League game as Tottenham boss, they could prove to be a tough game for City, and Spurs appear to be something of a bogey side for Guardiola, who has lost three of their last five games against the north London side.
If Tottenham can’t do Liverpool a favor, the Reds could call on their Merseyside rivals who face City at the end of February, although Everton have a season to forget.