Liverpool will only beat Man City to Premier League title on ONE condition - Gary Neville



LIVERPOOL will only beat Manchester City to the Premier League title if they have a lead going into the season run-in.

That’s according to Manchester United legend Gary Neville.

Jurgen Klopp’s side leapfrogged City to top the Premier League yesterday as they comfortably beat Bournemouth 3-0 at Anfield.

But Pep Guardiola’s champions can regain top spot by beating Chelsea this afternoon.

Liverpool are in pole position as they have a game in hand but recent results suggest they aren’t as strong as first feared.

There have been accusations of nervousness and suggestions that they could be set to bottle the title.

And Neville believes they’ll ultimately lose out to City if it remains close in the final few weeks of the campaign.

“I said a few months ago that if Liverpool are to win the title then they need to have a lead going into the final few games of the season,” he told Sky Sports.

“If they are three or four points ahead with three to five games left then they have a really good chance.

“However, if they are behind City or even level then I think it will be City's title, as they have the experience of holding their nerve.

“The key now is not just winning but how you are performing.

“If you drop points but actually played well still then you shouldn't worry and we've seen that with City.

“Typically when they lose they've still played well, it is just that the opposition 'keeper has had a worldie or and a striker has hit a stunner in.

“When Liverpool have dropped points recently it is due to them not being quite as good as they were.

“Recently they've started to allow their opponents chances on goal, and then letting in avoidable goals - that was not the case for the majority of the campaign.

“That is a key difference currently between the two sides.”

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