There is a lot of excitement building ahead of Manchester City’s Premier League clash with Liverpool on Thursday night.
Should Liverpool win at the Etihad Stadium, Man City would go 10 points clear of the Sky Blues.
Jurgen Klopp’s side can cut Liverpool’s lead down to four points with a win.
Note that Pep Guardiola has never lost back to back home matches during his managerial career.
Following the defeat to Crystal Palace, Liverpool could end that stat this week.
Stan Collymore speaks on Why Man City will win the league, not Liverpool
The former Liverpool striker has no faith in the Reds’ ability to win their first title in 29 years.
Collymore has gone to the extreme in his latest column for the Mirror, arguing that even if Liverpool do beat Man City this week they’ll still implode in the title race:
Even if Liverpool were to beat Manchester City 5-0 at the Etihad on Thursday, I’d still have Pep Guardiola’s men down as my favourites to win the title.
Let’s see how Collymore justify this position?
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His first point concerns Man City’s ability to rattle off a series of wins:
City have the capacity and capability to put together a run of 15 games unbeaten with no trouble.
Collymore is also apprehensive that Liverpool’s problems may just be around the corner:
City have had their wobble now and we know they have such a good squad.
Liverpool, on the other hand, haven’t encountered any problems yet this season and we don’t know how they will respond when the inevitable slip does come.
Here is why such a downturn in form “inevitable”.
Covering his bases, Collymore also questions Liverpool’s mentality to cross the finishing line:
Spotlights will be turned on Liverpool’s players from all corners of the globe and no one can say with any certainty that they will respond in the best possible way.
This article was most recently revised and updated 2 years ago