Paul Merson believes you ‘write Manchester City off at your peril’ within the Premier League title race after Liverpool closed the hole to the league leaders to only one level with victory at Arsenal on Wednesday night time.
Targets from Diogo Jota and substitute Roberto Firmino handed the Reds a 2-0 win of their sport towards Champions League chasing Arsenal in North London in what was their sport in hand over City.
The Reds knew a win over Arsenal would shut the hole to only a level after Pep Guardiola’s aspect dropped two factors towards Crystal Palace on Monday night time with a goalless draw at Selhurst Park.
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Former Arsenal star Merson launched a passionate defence of Guardiola’s aspect after recommendations that momentum had swung the best way of Liverpool after they closed the hole on the high to a single level: ” Write Manchester City off at your peril.
“Liverpool have gotten to win each sport, for me the scenario nonetheless has not modified. Win each sport and you might be Premier League champions. If Manchester City win each sport and draw with Liverpool they win the league. It’s in Manchester City’s palms.
“You are talking about a Man City team who have won 14 games on the trot for the past three or four seasons. Everybody is celebrating the win tonight, but it’s a big celebration because it was a big win. Liverpool have to remember they are chasing down one of the best teams in world football at the moment.
“They’re one level behind, this staff can reel off eight wins similar to that, they usually can do it once more. I’d relatively be Manchester City for the time being, as a result of they’ve to come back to the Etihad. If Liverpool flip as much as the Etihad and play like they did within the first half, they will overlook it.”
Former Liverpool midfielder Graeme Souness highlighted how City opened the door for the Reds with their draw on Monday night at Selhurst Park: “On Monday, Manchester City opened the door for Liverpool, City would have been hopeful that Liverpool may have slipped up right here at Arsenal due to their latest kind, they usually bashed by means of that door, and the momentum could be very a lot with them.
“Man City could be starting to doubt themselves, they have a group of big players and this is a time for those big players to stand up in an important period.”