‘That makes them a real threat’: Gary Neville explains why Liverpool are dangerous for Man City in the title race

Gary Neville says he believes the Liverpool attack is better than the front line available to Pep Guardiola.

Another Premier League gameweek has come to an end and while it may have done so without Liverpool managing to claw any closer to Liverpool, the pressure remains on Manchester City.

Every game that Liverpool win is another opportunity to put pressure on the league leaders and eventually the cracks will show.

All Jurgen Klopp’s men need to do is make sure they’re there to capitalise on dropped points.

Jurgen Klopp and Trent Alexander-Arnold

Liverpool are the highest-scoring team in the Premier League this season, with 71 goals in 27 games.

Not only are they the highest-scoring team in the division but Mohamed Salah (19) is the top goalscorer while Diogo Jota (12) and Sadio Mane (12) are ranked second and third for goals scored in the Premier League this season.

Klopp also has the two most creative players in the division, with Trent Alexander-Arnold on 11 assists (after his assist to Sadio Mane) while Salah (10) is right behind him and Andy Robertson (9) is joint third with Paul Pogba.

After the Manchester Derby ended in a 4-1 win for the Etihad faithful, Gary Neville told Sky Sports that he believes the Liverpool attack is better than City’s which believes makes the Merseysiders ‘a real threat’ in the title race.

Riyad Mahrez, Rodri and Jack Grealish

“Liverpool have, I think, the better front players in their squad and in their team,” said Neville. “I really believe that.

“You look at Mane, Salah, Firmino, Jota, Diaz and Origi. I think there are six players there that really are a massive threat.

“Three or four of them are out of this world and a couple of them are world-class.

“And that makes them a real threat towards the end of the season.”

Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah

City’s win – one that was humiliating for United – sends them six points clear of Liverpool at the Premier League summit once again but Liverpool have a game in hand and a trip to the Etihad pencilled in for the 10th of April.

The conclusion to this season could be an iconic one as both sides are more than capable of winning all of their remaining games but any slip-ups will be punished and so Reds fans will be hoping that the Liverpool attack keeps firing on all cylinders.

Salah cut a frustrated figure against West Ham but his desperation to score is a positive sign as it signals his burning desire to have a helping hand in guiding the Anfield side to another Premier League title.

Michael Mongie
Football Central Media Group founder, owner and editor.


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