Gary Neville claims Liverpool could pip Man City in Premier League title race 4 months ago

Gary Neville claims Liverpool could pip Man City in Premier League title race

"It won't go plain sailing to the end."

Gary Neville claimed the Premier League title race is still competitive despite Manchester City's 5-0 win against Newcastle United at the Etihad on Sunday.


The Sky Blues extended their lead at the top of the Premier League to three points as Liverpool drew 1-1 with Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.

Neville, however, is of the opinion that the title race could take another turn with three games remaining in the campaign.

Gary Neville Liverpool Man City

Gary Neville on why Liverpool have a chance.


Neville believes that Man City's next two games against Wolves and West Ham may provide another surprise result in the Premier League title race.

The former Man United player highlighted Ruben Dias as a key absentee from Pep Guardiola's defence after the defender was taken off at half-time against Newcastle.

"I do believe Wolves or West Ham could shock Manchester City," Neville told The Gary Neville Podcast.

"With Ruben Dias injured, they are going to teams who have got systems of play that can hurt City. Both teams have had good seasons. They are awkward. City will need to be at their best.


"The centre-back partnership has been obliterated. The injury is a boost for Liverpool's chances. I do think there is something left in this title race. It won't go plain sailing to the end."

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Neville on the teams who could take get points off Man City.

Neville suggested if Man City win their next two games they'll win the Premier League, despite playing Aston Villa on the final day of the season.


The 47-year-old said "there is a lot to play for," between now and the end of the season. As a result, Neville does not think Liverpool will drop points in their final three games.

"If City get through the next two, they'll win it. Wolves or West Ham have to pull points off City but it's not over," Neville added.

Gary Neville Liverpool Man City

"If Liverpool had to pick two away games to send City to it probably would be Arsenal and Tottenham, but after that, it would be West Ham and Wolves. Manchester United have gone and Chelsea have dropped their levels.

"There is a lot to play for. It's good for the league that Liverpool are playing first and can get level. I don't think Liverpool will drop points. They will do their job."


Man City play Wolves at Molineux Stadium on Wednesday night, with kick-off at 8:15 pm.

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